EU and the Philippines: On the right tack to protect the oceans
by Luc Véron - June 23, 2022 - 12:00am
As far as I can remember, I have been in love with the sea. As a sailor who lived near the ocean in my native France, the sea has always been my comfortable respite.
Celebrating peace, EU-Phl friendship on Europe Day 2022
by Luc Véron - May 15, 2022 - 12:00am
While the 9th of May was Election Day in the Philippines, for Europeans every ninth of May marks a very special moment in our history.
Less words, more action
by Luc Véron - April 24, 2022 - 12:00am
In recent years, the European Union’s security environment has deteriorated or, to be blunt, the world has become less secure.
Adhering to truth
by Luc Véron - March 19, 2022 - 12:00am
As I write these lines, Russian troops are continuing to sow destruction in their neighbor Ukraine.
Philippines and EU GSP+: inclusive and sustainable growth
by Luc Véron - February 26, 2022 - 12:00am
The EU and the Philippines have a strong trade and investment relation. Trade in goods between the EU and the Philippines have been increasing over time, preserving a solid balance between imports and exports.
Standing by you
by Luc Véron - February 3, 2022 - 12:00am
As the country was preparing for Christmas, Typhoon Odette hit ten of its 17 regions, causing more than 400 deaths, affecting more than 7.8 million people and causing devastation in vast parts of the Visayas and...
One year, already
by Luc Véron - December 16, 2021 - 12:00am
It has been one year already since Nicole and I landed at NAIA. I had just received the green light (“agrément”) from the Filipino authorities to represent the European Union in Manila and, renouncing...
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.
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