Luc Véron
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Why Ukraine’s victory is imperative
by Luc Véron - February 25, 2024 - 12:00am
Yesterday marked the two years since, on Feb. 24, 2022, Russia initiated an unjustified, illegal and unprovoked full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Celebrating 60 years of friendship
by Luc Véron - January 28, 2024 - 12:00am
Year 2024 marks a significant milestone as the European Union and the Philippines commemorate 60 years of diplomatic relations.
Carpe diem, seizing joy amidst adversity: A diplomat’s reflection on small pleasures
by Luc Véron - December 24, 2023 - 12:00am
Christmas is again around the corner. However, this might sound like the tired opening of a jaded columnist huffing and sighing like a teenager tasked with cleaning his room by his mom.
Human rights – the never-ending struggle
by Luc Véron - November 26, 2023 - 12:00am
Human Rights Day on Dec. 10, 2023, will mark the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Global Gateway Forum 2023
by Luc Véron - October 26, 2023 - 12:00am
Nearly two years ago, in December 2021, the European Union launched the “Global Gateway” initiative, the European strategy to boost smart, clean and secure connections in digital, energy and transport...
State of the European Union Address 2023 – What’s in there for the Philippines?
by Luc Véron - September 24, 2023 - 12:00am
On 13 September, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gave the annual State of the European Union address to the European Parliament.
The President of the European Commission in Manila: Strengthening cooperation through high-level diplomacy
by Luc Véron - August 20, 2023 - 12:00am
Upon President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s invitation, Ursula von der Leyen visited the Philippines from July 31 to Aug. 1, 2023.
The devastating impact of climate change: what we can do together
by Luc Véron - July 27, 2023 - 12:00am
Following some scorching hot summer months, tropical rains have returned to the Philippines and the dreadful typhoon season is back.
Celebrating Pride Month: EU’s commitment to equality and economic progress
by Luc Véron - June 22, 2023 - 12:00am
June marks the global celebration of Pride month, dedicated to honoring the diverse experiences and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, asexual persons.
Celebrating unity and EU-Phl relations
by Luc Véron - May 21, 2023 - 12:00am
Europe Day, celebrated on May 9th, is an annual tradition where we commemorate the founding of the European Union.
EU-Philippines: a maritime partnership
by Luc Véron - April 23, 2023 - 12:00am
The sea is of utmost importance to all of us.
Reinforcing understanding and democratic accountability
by Luc Véron - March 23, 2023 - 12:00am
As a diplomat, I meet “face to face” and interact with counterparts from many government departments, agencies, civil society, business and economic actors. In doing so, I aim to improve bilateral relations...
Rules-based multilateralism for a peaceful, prosperous future
by Luc Véron - February 26, 2023 - 12:00am
In today’s interconnected world, countries need help to achieve their goals and address their pressing global challenges.
EU and the Philippines in 2023
by Luc Véron - January 22, 2023 - 12:00am
As I wrote in this column last November, 2022 brought a renewed positive momentum in EU-Philippines relations.
by Luc Véron - December 15, 2022 - 12:00am
I was looking for a word to capture my impression of 2022, two years after Nicole and I arrived in the Philippines.
Renewed people-to-people connectivity
by Luc Véron - November 29, 2022 - 12:00am
I want to wish my Filipino readers a happy Bonifacio Day. I hope that everyone will have a restful and meaningful national holiday.
Vanguards of our biodiversity
by Luc Véron - October 30, 2022 - 12:00am
Since I arrived in the Philippines almost two years ago, I have been in awe of the country’s rich biodiversity - from the tarsiers in Bohol to the tamaraws in Mindoro and the magnificent eagles from Davao...
Accelerating green energy and a circular economy
by Luc Véron - September 29, 2022 - 12:00am
The world is warming faster than at any point in recorded history. With it, typhoons and droughts are becoming stronger and more frequent.
The Last Mile – and beyond
by Luc Véron - August 28, 2022 - 12:00am
A few days ago, I visited Siargao, eight months into the island’s recovery from the immense damage caused by Typhoon Odette.
Forging ahead: EU and the Philippines
by Luc Véron - July 31, 2022 - 12:00am
With what he said on the Philippine economy last Monday in his first State of the Nation Address, President Marcos got off to a good start.
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