List of selected participants and observers for the general assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, 20-21 November 2014, Georgia
- Eurasia Partnership Foundation, WG1
- Communities Finance Officers Association (CFOA), WG1
- Helsinki Committee of Armenia, WG1
- Regional Studies Center (RSC), WG1
- Democracy and electoral processes international center NGO, WG1
- Transparency International Anti-corruption Center, WG1
- Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly – Vanadzor NGO, Armenia WG1
- “Consumers` Consulting Center”, WG2
- Movement of Farmers, WG2
- Foundation for Small and Medium Business, WG2-
- “EcoLur” NGO, WG3-
- Armenia Tree Project, WG3
- “Khazer” Ecological and Cultural NGO, WG3
- Center for the Development of Civil Society, WG3t
- “Civic Forum” NGO, WG4
- “Free Citizen” Civic Initiatives Support Center, WG4
- “TRTU” cultural NGO, WG4
- Media Initiatives Center (former Internews Armenia), WG4
- Labor Union of the agroindustrial complex of Martuni Region, WG5
- “Victims of State Needs” NGO, WG5
- Armavir Development Center, WG5
- Open Society Foundations – Armenia, WG1
- Secretariat of the Armenian National Platform of EaP CSF, WG1
- “ECOTEAM”, NGO, WG3
- SKIL Foundation, WG4
- World Vision Armenia, WG5
- Navasardian Boris, Yerevan Press Club, WG1
The full list of selected participants to the sixth EaP Civil Society Forum in Georgia is available here.
Italy’s Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini has been appointed as the next EU High Representative at a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels on Saturday, succeeding Catherine Ashton, who is due to step down when the term of the current Commission ends on 31 October 2014.
Her role will be to coordinate and develop the EU’s common foreign and security policy and chair the monthly meeting of EU Foreign Ministers. She will also be Vice-President of the European Commission and will ensure the consistency of the Union’s external action. The European External Action Service (EEAS) supports the work of the High Representative.
At a press conference following her nomination Minister Mogherini spoke of the huge challenges in the international situation: “the challenges are huge… all around Europe we have crises – on European soil, in Ukraine, and starting from Iraq and Syria, going to Libya.”
Current EU High Representative Catherine Ashton has congratulated her successor. In a statement, Ashton said: “I would like to congratulate Federica Mogherini on her nomination as the European Union’s next High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission. I wish her every success in taking forward the EU’s external action over the next five years at the head of the European External Action Service.”
Mrs Mogherini’s appointment came at the same time as Polish Prime Minster Donald Tusk was elected to be European Council President, to succeed Herman Van Rompuy.
The High Representative, the Commission President and the other members of the Commission are subject, as a body, to a vote of consent by the European Parliament. On the basis of this consent, the whole Commission will finally be appointed by the European Council.
EU leaders appointed Catherine Ashton as High Representative in November 2009. She is due to step down when the term of the current Commission ends on 31 October 2014. (EU Neighbourhood Info)