Federica Mogherini - European Union


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What we can do together, we can do better than alone. This is a historic achievement for European defense.feedback
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Nov 13 2017
Federica Mogherini has been quoted 133 times in 115 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 EU and Iran defend nuclear deal, under fire from Trump saying, “I would say that we are at the top of our historical experience of cooperation, but we want to use it not as a target point, but as a starting point.”.
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Jul 25 2017 - Turkey

As we have consistently done in the past we stress that our cooperation and dialogue need to be sustained by concrete positive steps in the areas of rule of law and fundamentals freedoms as well as in bilateral relations with each of the European Union member states.feedback

Jul 25 2017 - Turkey

Clearly Turkey is and stays a candidate country. Many of our colleagues prefer to focus on the red lines. I prefer to focus on what we have in common.feedback

Jul 17 2017 - Libya

It is thanks to their work south of Libya, namely Niger, that we have now the lowest point of access into Libya from Niger. Its also thanks to the cooperation of the authorities in Niger and the local authorities.feedback

Jul 11 2017 - US, Russia relations

It is clear we do not have same positions on everything, but our dialogue is constant and it's important and it is essential from our perspective to engage.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Iran

I am confident that the review in the United States will bring to wise decisions, which means keeping something that is working. In any case the European Union will guarantee that the deal keeps, that we stick to that ... and that our policy of engagement with Iran continues.feedback

Jun 09 2017 - Brexit

Our British friends have gone to the polls, one year after the referendum we still don't know the British position in the negotiations on Brexit and it seems difficult to predict when we will, because democracy often requires time.feedback

Jun 07 2017

It's a mater of maximizing the added value that the EU can bring to the EU member states work on security and defence, including through more cooperation, being it in the research field, being it in the capabilities development, being it through our EU military and civilian missions and operations.feedback

Jun 01 2017

We welcome the vote for the new government led by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. We expect all parliamentary parties to put their divisions aside now and work jointly on delivering, from the outset, on a common reform agenda that would benefit the country in its entirety and bring the country back on its European integration path.feedback

May 24 2017 - NATO

Stronger European Union in the field of security and defence makes NATO stronger and a stronger NATO is key to European but also to American security.feedback

May 20 2017 - Syria conflict

If you look at the state of the Russian economy today it is difficult to call it a superpower. Russia is investing a lot when it comes to defense and military activities but when it comes to economic power – forget it. My impression is that the new trends in Washington are not exactly those of paying the bill – am I wrong?feedback

May 18 2017 - NATO

Investing together, this is the best way to have an efficient European defence. It's a way of having a rational and efficient joint manner of working on defence. The European Union member states need to overcome the fragmentation in this field and use all the instruments we have in our union.feedback

May 18 2017 - Brexit

The UK contributes to our civilian mission by 3% and military operations by 5% and that is mainly the headquarters in Norfolk. And obviously the headquarters will not be in a non-member state in the future. So there is not such significant contribution to our missions and operations form the UK to be put on the table.feedback

May 18 2017 - Brexit

We will define together how the future relations will be in this field but this is not a field where one side has to perceive itself as stronger than the other, on the contrary. The UK is an important foreign policy, security and defence player but nothing compared to the other 27 together. So there is no trade-off imaginable.feedback

May 15 2017

We are moving from the traditional, purely aid centred approach to Africa, to a real partnership, this is the best way to manage migration, this is also the best way of preventing radicalization and facing the challenges, but also getting the opportunities that the African continent offers to its young population.feedback

May 15 2017 - Libya

We are moving from the traditional purely aid centred approach to Africa to real partnership in all fields, from climate change to security, economic development, migration and obviously humanitarian support.feedback

May 09 2017 - United Nations

I am sure there is room for the U.S. administration to find its own path, sticking to the rules that the world has agreed together. Let me be very clear, and speak directly to our American friends. It is essential for us that we all keep investing in these U.N. agencies. They are as important to global peace as defense spending – and sometimes even more.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - Russia

Democracy must run its course. We take positive note of the election of Talat Xhaferi as Speaker of the Parliament. But somehow we have made a U-turn and slid back towards authoritarianism, poverty and internal clashes between the political parties. In terms of the big picture, I think that Russia is trying to catch up with developments and have a say, but it is more like a shadow than internal actor.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - Turkey

The accession process continues. It is not suspended or ended, but as you might know, we are currently not working on opening any new negotiating chapter.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - Turkey

It is to them to express their willingness to continue to be a candidate country, to continue to be interested or not to join our family. The rules of the club are clear. We would be happy to have them in but a level of clarification is needed I would say on their side.feedback

Apr 28 2017

Violence is unacceptable, even more so when it happens in the house of democracy.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - NATO

We condemn in the strongest terms today's ongoing attacks on the members of the parliament in Skopje. The acts of violence in the parliament are wholly unacceptable and we call for calm and restraint.feedback

Apr 24 2017 - French election 2017

Seeing French and EU flags together, welcoming the results of Emmanuel Macron, that's the hope and future of our generation.feedback

Apr 24 2017 - French election 2017

To see the flags of #France and the EU greet the result of @emmanuelmacron, it's the hope and future of our generation.feedback

Apr 05 2017 - Human Rights

There must be no doubt that those responsible for violations of international humanitarian law or human rights, whoever they are, wherever they are, will be held accountable. In particular we condemn, as I said, the use of chemical weapons as reported in yesterday's (Tuesday) attack, and demand that they cease and that accountability is guaranteed through the appropriate mechanisms. Sustainable and inclusive peace in Syria, for the Syrians, remains the objective of all our common work.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - Chemical weapons

Chemical weapons are the worst of the war crimes and whoever is responsible for that must be held accountable.feedback

Apr 04 2017

It is easier to imagine peace if you are given some hope that that process can be supported by others. We have seen that too many times the international community is taken by surprise (by) the end of the conflict. We do not imagine in any possible way that there can be a situation where the European Union takes the bill regardless of any kind of political dynamic. This is simply not going to happen.feedback

Apr 03 2017 - Syria conflict

The EU believes that it will be impossible to go back to a situation in Syria that is the one of seven years ago, after seven years, six years and a half of war it seems completely unrealistic to believe that the future of Syria will be exactly the same as it used to be in the past.feedback

Apr 03 2017 - Saint Petersburg metro explosion 2017

Obviously our condolences go to all Russian people and in particular those who lost their loved ones and we continue to follow the news coming from St. Petersburg with a lot of apprehension.feedback

Mar 27 2017 - Palestine

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 14 2017

There is much the European Union is ready to do.feedback

Mar 06 2017 - NATO

The European Union always takes a soft approach to hard security, but we also have some hard power that we are strengthening.feedback

Mar 03 2017

We care about Serbia, we care about its present and about its future, because both your present and your future is linked to the present and the future of the EU. Not only the door of the EU is wide open for Serbia, we look forward to welcoming you inside our community.feedback

Feb 20 2017 - Iran

The need to preserve and fully implement the Iran deal.feedback

Feb 10 2017

I heard the intention to make sure that the deal will be a hundred percent implemented.feedback

Feb 10 2017

We do not interfere in US politics […] And Europeans expect that America does not interfere in European politics.feedback

Feb 10 2017 - Iran

We tend to celebrate when walls come down. America has always been great because it has been made up of many people coming from different places.feedback

Feb 10 2017 - Trump-Putin

I was reassured by what I heard in the meetings on the intention to stick to the full implementation of the agreement. We agreed that as long as the Minsk agreements are not fully implemented, sanctions would remain in place. But I don't know if this is going to be the consolidated policy ... I was not in the Oval Office when President Trump called President (Vladimir) Putin.feedback

Feb 08 2017 - Palestinian settlements

Should it be implemented, the law would further entrench a one-state reality of unequal rights, perpetual occupation and conflict.feedback

Feb 07 2017 - Palestinian settlements

Such settlements constitute an obstacle to peace and threaten the viability of a two-state solution. (It) would further entrench a one-state reality of unequal rights, perpetual occupation and conflict.feedback

Feb 06 2017 - Libya

When the UNHCR manages to operate in a centre and then identifies someone as someone in needs and having the right to international protection. The UNHCR starts a resettlement program and those persons are resettled being it in Europe, being it in Canada or in the US, that I don't know… or elsewhere in the world.feedback

Feb 06 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

I cannot say where the U.S. administration stands on this, but I can say where the Europeans stand on this.feedback

Feb 03 2017 - Malta

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

Feb 01 2017

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

Jan 30 2017

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

Jan 26 2017 - US, Russia relations

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

Jan 25 2017

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

Jan 25 2017

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

Jan 16 2017

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

Jan 16 2017 - Unilateralism

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

Dec 31 2016

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

Dec 14 2016 - Aleppo

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

Dec 14 2016 - Aleppo

Those who perpetrate war crimes will be held accountable.feedback

Dec 12 2016 - Sustainable Development

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

Dec 12 2016

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

Dec 03 2016 - Aleppo

I'm convinced the fall of Aleppo will not end the war.feedback

Nov 30 2016 - NATO

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

Nov 14 2016

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

Nov 13 2016

It could be even more relevant in the future.feedback

Nov 09 2016

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

Oct 17 2016 - Aleppo

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

Oct 17 2016 - Aleppo

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

Oct 05 2016 - Afghanistan

We all need to commit to a new deal for Afghanistan.feedback

Jul 22 2016

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

Jul 22 2016

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

Jul 18 2016

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

Jul 18 2016

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

Jun 15 2016 - Sustainable Development

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

May 09 2016 - Afghanistan

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

May 09 2016

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

May 06 2016

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

Apr 16 2016

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

Apr 16 2016 - Iran

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

Apr 16 2016 - Iran

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

Apr 16 2016

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

Mar 22 2016

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

Mar 22 2016

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

Mar 22 2016

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

Mar 06 2016

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

Feb 15 2016

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

Feb 15 2016

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

Feb 15 2016

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

Feb 12 2016

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

Feb 06 2016

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

Jan 26 2016

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

Jan 17 2016 - Multilateralism

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

Jan 16 2016 - Multilateralism

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

Nov 20 2015

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

Oct 29 2015

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

Oct 23 2015

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

Oct 22 2015 - Israeli relations

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

Oct 14 2015

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

Oct 12 2015

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

Oct 08 2015

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

Aug 27 2015 - Human Rights

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

Aug 19 2015

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

Aug 19 2015

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

Jul 28 2015

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

Jul 27 2015

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

Jul 06 2015

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

Jun 22 2015 - Libya

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

May 18 2015

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

May 13 2015

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

Mar 25 2015

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

Mar 20 2015

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

Mar 11 2015

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

Feb 18 2015 - Ukraine Crisis

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

Feb 08 2015

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

Jan 29 2015

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

Jan 19 2015 - Islam

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

Dec 23 2014 - Daesh

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

Dec 02 2014 - US, Russia relations

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

Nov 08 2014

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

Aug 31 2014 - Sanctions

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

May 12 2014 - Democratic Party

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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