Prisms of hope and peace for Bangsamoro
by Luc Véron - November 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Following a successful mission in the Cordillera Administrative Region, I headed to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao to see our development and humanitarian projects and to meet with interlocutors...
Copernicus, a European legacy for a better world
by Luc Véron - October 28, 2021 - 12:00am
The Earth’s natural resources, upon which we rely for survival, are limited. Nonetheless, the world population continues to rise, and utilization of natural resources continues to exceed their regenerative...
Bounce back better, priority for the EU
by Luc Véron - September 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Almost two years into the pandemic, the world has embraced changes and digital transformation with unprecedented speed and scale, not only in lifestyles and social interaction but also in every aspect of business...
EU-ASEAN: Building a better future with the Philippines
by Luc Véron - August 22, 2021 - 12:00am
While August has been described as a “Ghost Month,” for the EU, it is one special month as we welcome the Philippines as the Coordinator for the ASEAN-EU Dialogue Relations starting Aug. 9 for the three...
Remembering PNoy, a friend of the EU
by Luc Véron - August 1, 2021 - 12:00am
The death of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III caught the Philippines and the world in disbelief. Noynoy Aquino was a friend of the EU. We are forever grateful for his contribution for the...
The EU Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific
by Luc Véron - June 20, 2021 - 12:00am
The Indo-Pacific – spanning from the east coast of Africa to the Pacific Island states – is a region where the EU has a comprehensive network of relationships and partners.
Europe Day: Sama-sama together!
by Luc Véron - May 16, 2021 - 12:00am
For any EU ambassador around the world, the month of May is, by tradition, a time to organize celebrations and festivities.
Viva Europa 2021: Sama-Sama Together
by Luc Véron - April 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Do you remember this lovely evening?
Inclusive multilateralism matters
by Luc Véron - March 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Together with my fellow EU Member States Ambassadors (Team Europe) and the World Health Organization, I had the pleasure to welcome the arrival of 480,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines in Manila on March 4.
EU-Philippines: Nurturing the ties that bind
by Luc Véron - February 23, 2021 - 12:00am
When I first visited the Philippines for an official mission in March 2016, I knew that I would love to come back to live here and to learn more about the country and its people.
Sharing EU’s vaccine blueprint towards global recovery
by Thomas Wiersing - January 28, 2021 - 12:00am
As reports on the COVID-19 variants continue to hit the headlines, this year ushers in a beacon of hope because vaccines are now available.
Let’s stand up for Human Rights: Every day
by Thomas Wiersing - December 22, 2020 - 12:00am
As we wrap up the year, we will never forget 2020. The pandemic has brought us closer together and cooperation across the world has strengthened.
Saving lives in the nick of time
by Thomas Wiersing - November 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The month of November has been trying times for all of us as Typhoons Rolly and Ulysses severely hit Bicol, Cagayan and most parts of Luzon.
EU celebrates the UN at 75
by Thomas Wiersing - October 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Last Oct. 24, our head office in Brussels lit up in blue to pay tribute to the UN, an institution which, just like the EU, was built for peace.
Connectivity between Europe and Asia to remain ‘constant’
by Thomas Wiersing - September 30, 2020 - 12:00am
While the “new normal” has made us physically distant from each other, the situation has also called for countries and their people to become interconnected more than ever.
Addressing COVID-19 through solidarity and multilateralism
by Thomas Wiersing - August 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Challenges can always become opportunities for all of us to strive for positivity and hope. The past six months have become a time to bond together in the spirit of solidarity.
Green recovery: Rebuilding our lives for the better
by Thomas Wiersing - July 26, 2020 - 12:00am
As the world grapples with COVID-19 and starts to gradually prepare for dealing with its longer-term impact, governments and societies should reflect on what we can learn from this crisis.
Anxiety? No, not us — or only just a little bit
by Thomas Wiersing - June 21, 2020 - 12:00am
When I was thinking about a topic for this month’s column, a colleague suggested to me ‘anxiety.’
My Europe Day speech that was never held
by Thomas Wiersing - May 27, 2020 - 12:00am
For every Ambassador it is an honour to celebrate his or her country’s National Day in their respective host country.
Fighting COVID-19 is a battle for human rights
by Eamon Gilomore - May 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The COVID-19 crisis is a human rights issue, one of the most global and urgent we have ever seen. This is a struggle by all of humanity, for the right to life, and for the right to health of every person.
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