Insights: Europe

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    Bosnia and Herzegovina Debate and EUFOR ALTHEA Reauthorisation

    Tomorrow morning (6 November), the Security Council will hold its semi-annual debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), with a briefing by the High Representative for BiH, Valentin Inzko, on his 54th report which covers 22 April to 15 October (S/2018/974)....

    posted on MON 5 NOV 2018
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    Cyprus Consultations

    Tomorrow (30 October), Security Council members are expected to be briefed on Cyprus in consultations by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo. DiCarlo is likely to focus her briefing on the 15 October Secretary-General’s report (S/2018/919) on his good offices...

    posted on MON 29 OCT 2018
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    UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow morning (26 July), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for six months. The draft resolution was initially circulated by the UK, the penholder, to...

    posted on WED 25 JUL 2018
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    Ukraine: Security Council Adopts Presidential Statement

    Today (6 June), the Security Council adopted a presidential statement on Ukraine. This was the first formal outcome that the Council has been able to produce on Ukraine since 17 February 2015, when it adopted resolution 2202 endorsing the Minsk...

    posted on WED 6 JUN 2018
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    Ukraine Briefing

    On Tuesday (29 May), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the situation in Ukraine, chaired by Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz. Ukraine and the Netherlands will be represented at the ministerial-level by Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and Vice...

    posted on FRI 25 MAY 2018
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    Briefing on Salisbury Chemical Weapons Attack

    The Security Council will meet this afternoon (5 April) at Russia’s request to discuss the latest developments related to the 4 March use of a nerve agent in Salisbury, United Kingdom on Sergei Skripal, a former Russian intelligence officer who...

    posted on THU 5 APR 2018
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    Crimea: Arria-formula Meeting

    This afternoon (15 March), Security Council members will convene for an Arria-formula meeting on the Crimea. The meeting is being organised by the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, the UK and the US in partnership with Ukraine, which served on the Council...

    posted on THU 15 MAR 2018
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    Use of Nerve Agent in the United Kingdom: Briefing

    A meeting has been scheduled for 3 pm this afternoon (14 March) regarding accusations of the use of a nerve agent in the United Kingdom on 4 March. Yesterday evening, the United Kingdom requested the meeting to update members in...

    posted on WED 14 MAR 2018
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    Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Briefing

    Tomorrow (8 March), Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano, the current OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, will provide the annual briefing to the Security Council on the activities of the Organisation. He will most likely outline Italy’s priorities in its capacity as chair this...

    posted on WED 7 MAR 2018
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    UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP): Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow morning (30 January), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until 31 July 2018. The negotiations on the draft resolution, which was produced by the UK,...

    posted on MON 29 JAN 2018
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    Bosnia and Herzegovina Debate and EUFOR ALTHEA Reauthorisation

    Tomorrow morning (7 November), the Security Council will hold its semi-annual debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), featuring a briefing by Valentin Inzko, the High Representative for BiH, on his office’s latest report (S/2017/922). The Council is also expected to...

    posted on MON 6 NOV 2017
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    UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow morning (27 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until 31 January 2018. The negotiations were not difficult. Following one round of negotiations this Monday...

    posted on WED 26 JUL 2017
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    Open Debate on Conflicts in Europe and Briefing by the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office

    Over the next two days, the Security Council will hold two meetings focused on European issues. On Tuesday (21 February), the Council will hold an open debate on conflicts in Europe chaired by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin. The briefers...

    posted on MON 20 FEB 2017
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    Meeting on the Situation in Ukraine

    Tomorrow afternoon (2 February), the Security Council will hold an open meeting on the situation in Ukraine. Briefings are expected by: Jeffrey Feltman, Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs; John Ging, Director of the Operational Division at OCHA; and Ertugrul Apakan,...

    posted on WED 1 FEB 2017
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    Bosnia and Herzegovina debate and re-authorisation of EUFOR ALTHEA

    Tomorrow morning (8 November), the Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the authorisation of the EU-led multinational stabilisation force (EUFOR ALTHEA) for an additional year in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). It will also hold its semi-annual debate on...

    posted on MON 7 NOV 2016