Catherine Ashton http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26193/all en EU's Ashton concerned at Iranian plans for advanced atom work http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/eus-ashton-concerned-at-iranian-plans-advanced-atom-work <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS, Feb 1 (Reuters) - The European Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton urged Iran on Friday to abandon its expressed intention to speed up nuclear work, saying that would violate the Islamic republic's international obligations.</p> <p>Iran has announced plans to install and operate advanced uranium enrichment machines, in what would be a technological leap allowing it to significantly speed up activity the West fears could be put to developing a nuclear weapon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/eus-ashton-concerned-at-iranian-plans-advanced-atom-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catherine Ashton Nuclear physics Nuclear proliferation Nuclear technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:46:22 +0000 5742950 at http://www.globalpost.com EU's Ashton hopes Iran will be positive about nuclear proposal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/eus-ashton-hopes-iran-will-be-positive-about-nuclear-proposal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS, Feb 27 (Reuters) - World powers hope Iran will react positively to their nuclear proposal presented at talks in the Kazakh city of Almaty when they meet Tehran's negotiators in the next two months, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said.</p> <p>"I hope the Iranian side is looking positively on the proposal we put forward," Ashton said after the two-day talks concluded. "We have to see what happens next," she said. (Reporting by Justyna Pawlak; Editing by Alison Williams)</p> Catherine Ashton Catherine Ashton Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:45:04 +0000 5768225 at http://www.globalpost.com EU's Ashton urges caution on lifting arms ban for Syria rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130316/eus-ashton-urges-caution-lifting-arms-ban-syria-rebels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Adrian Croft</p> <p>BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's foreign policy chief urged caution on Saturday about a Franco-British drive to lift an EU arms embargo to help rebels in Syria, questioning the impact such a step might have on attempts to reach a political settlement there.</p> <p>Other EU governments rebuffed efforts by Paris and London at an EU summit on Friday to lift the Syrian arms embargo to help opponents of President Bashar al-Assad, although they asked foreign ministers to discuss it again next week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130316/eus-ashton-urges-caution-lifting-arms-ban-syria-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Catherine Ashton European Union Middle East War Thomson Reuters Sat, 16 Mar 2013 13:00:19 +0000 5785315 at http://www.globalpost.com EU's Ashton to visit western Balkans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/eus-ashton-visit-western-balkans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EU foreign affairs head Catherine Ashton will visit Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia this week, with other stops possible in a region where the EU is trying to mediate between Serbia and Kosovo, a statement said Sunday.</p> <p>The statement did not mention Serbia and Kosovo, the breakaway province whose 2008 declaration of independence is rejected in Belgrade, but said "further stops will announced at a later stage."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/eus-ashton-visit-western-balkans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Balkans Catherine Ashton Europe Independence of Kosovo AFP Sun, 14 Apr 2013 21:45:58 +0000 5815539 at http://www.globalpost.com EU's Ashton says Bosnia lacks progress on reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/eus-ashton-says-bosnia-lacks-progress-reform <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Thursday that Bosnia has done little, if anything recently to carry out reforms needed for it to eventually join the European Union. </p> <p>During a visit to Sarajevo, Ashton urged Bosnia's leaders in particular to end political discrimination against minorities, such as Jews and Roma.</p> <p>"I'm really disappointed that no real progress has been made since I last came here" in October 2012, Ashton told reporters after meeting members of Bosnia's tripartite presidency.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/eus-ashton-says-bosnia-lacks-progress-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Catherine Ashton Europe Social Issues Srebrenica AFP Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:35:17 +0000 5819268 at http://www.globalpost.com EU's Ashton says Bosnia lacks progress on reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/eus-ashton-says-bosnia-lacks-progress-reform-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Thursday that Bosnia has done little, if anything, recently to carry out reforms needed for it to eventually join the European Union. </p> <p>During a visit to Sarajevo, Ashton urged Bosnia's leaders in particular to end political discrimination against minorities, such as Jews and Roma.</p> <p>"I'm really disappointed that no real progress has been made since I last came here" in October 2012, Ashton told reporters after meeting members of Bosnia's tripartite presidency.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/eus-ashton-says-bosnia-lacks-progress-reform-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Catherine Ashton Europe Social Issues Srebrenica AFP Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:51:14 +0000 5819326 at http://www.globalpost.com EU's Ashton says Bosnia lacks progress on reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/eus-ashton-says-bosnia-lacks-progress-reform-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Thursday that Bosnia has done little, if anything, recently to carry out reforms needed for it to eventually join the European Union. </p> <p>During a visit to Sarajevo, Ashton urged Bosnia's leaders in particular to end political discrimination against minorities, such as Jews and Roma.</p> <p>"I'm really disappointed that no real progress has been made since I last came here" in October 2012, Ashton told reporters after meeting members of Bosnia's tripartite presidency.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/eus-ashton-says-bosnia-lacks-progress-reform-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Catherine Ashton Europe Social Issues Srebrenica AFP Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:31:02 +0000 5819642 at http://www.globalpost.com EU's Ashton urges dialogue to end Turkey protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130612/eus-ashton-urges-dialogue-end-turkey-protests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton called on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to show Turkey's democratic credentials and opt for dialogue with anti-government protesters as Ankara seeks to win membership into the bloc.</p> <p>Delivering her first public statement on the troubles in Turkey in a speech to the European Parliament, Ashton said Erdogan's response in talks with the protesters later Wednesday must be "engagement not antagonism," she stressed.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130612/eus-ashton-urges-dialogue-end-turkey-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catherine Ashton Catherine Ashton Government Recep Tayyip Erdoğan War AFP Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:33:16 +0000 5856635 at http://www.globalpost.com EU's Ashton visits Egypt, calls for return to civilian rule http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130728/eus-ashton-visits-egypt-calls-return-civilian-rule <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EU foreign affairs head Catherine Ashton called again Sunday for a return to civilian rule in Egypt as she flew into Cairo for talks after deadly clashes between protestors and police.</p> <p>Ashton said she wanted to speak to all sides after at least 72 people died Saturday at a protest in support of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. Protesters have accused security forces of firing live rounds at unarmed civilians, a charge denied by the goverment.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130728/eus-ashton-visits-egypt-calls-return-civilian-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catherine Ashton Egypt Egyptian revolution Politics of Egypt War AFP Mon, 29 Jul 2013 00:33:44 +0000 5896274 at http://www.globalpost.com Final Israeli, Palestinian deal 'within reach': EU's Ashton http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130731/final-israeli-palestinian-deal-within-reach-eus-ashton <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israeli and Palestinian negotiators' stated goal of reaching a comprehensive peace deal inside nine months is realistic, the European Union's top diplomat said Wednesday, painting the bloc as a "reliable friend" to both sides.</p> <p>"I firmly believe that a final end to this conflict is within reach," Catherine Ashton said in a statement. </p> <p>"I call on all those who wish to see a negotiated solution to support those now engaged in talks so that the opportunity for peace can be seized."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130731/final-israeli-palestinian-deal-within-reach-eus-ashton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab–Israeli conflict Catherine Ashton Israeli settlement Israeli–Palestinian conflict AFP Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:38:50 +0000 5898763 at http://www.globalpost.com EU's Ashton to Ukraine Tuesday for two-day visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131209/eus-ashton-ukraine-tuesday-two-day-visit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The European Union's top foreign policy official, Catherine Ashton, will travel to Ukraine on Tuesday for a two-day visit after hundreds of thousands of demonstrators protested against the rejection of an EU pact, the Commission said.</p> <p>"She's expected to meet all the main stakeholders on both sides ... as well as civil society," a commission spokeswoman told a regular news briefing on Monday.</p> <p>ric/dh</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Catherine Ashton European Union AFP Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:49:16 +0000 6014175 at http://www.globalpost.com EU's Ashton condemns force against 'peaceful' Ukraine protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131211/eus-ashton-condemns-force-against-peaceful-ukraine-protests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EU foreign affairs head Catherine Ashton on Wednesday condemned the use of force against pro-EU demonstrators in Kiev after police tried and failed to disperse them overnight.</p> <p>"I am deeply concerned about last night's action taken by riot police ... I condemn the use of force and violence -- which cannot be the answer to peaceful demonstrations -- and I call for utmost restraint," Ashton said on a visit to the Ukrainian capital.</p> <p>bmm/ric</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Activism Catherine Ashton AFP Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:33:36 +0000 6017295 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran invites EU's Ashton to visit http://www.globalpost.com/node/6040709 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has invited EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton to visit the Islamic republic, Mehr news agency cited his deputy as saying on Saturday.</p> <p>"Ashton has received an open invitation from Zarif to travel to Iran whenever she wants," Abbas Araqchi, the deputy negotiator in talks on Iran's disputed nuclear programme, said without giving any dates for the proposed trip.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/node/6040709" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catherine Ashton Catherine Ashton Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif AFP Sat, 11 Jan 2014 14:00:40 +0000 6040709 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran invites EU's Ashton to visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140111/iran-invites-eus-ashton-visit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has invited EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton to visit the Islamic republic, Mehr news agency cited his deputy as saying on Saturday.</p> <p>"Ashton has received an open invitation from Zarif to travel to Iran whenever she wants," Abbas Araqchi, the deputy negotiator in talks on Iran's disputed nuclear programme, said without giving any dates for the proposed trip.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140111/iran-invites-eus-ashton-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catherine Ashton Catherine Ashton Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif AFP Sat, 11 Jan 2014 14:00:40 +0000 6040710 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran invites EU's Ashton to visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140111/iran-invites-eus-ashton-visit-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has invited EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton to visit the Islamic republic, Mehr news agency cited his deputy as saying on Saturday.</p> <p>"Ashton has received an open invitation from Zarif to travel to Iran whenever she wants," Abbas Araqchi, the deputy negotiator in talks on Iran's disputed nuclear programme, said without giving any dates for the proposed trip.</p> <p>str/sgh/dv</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Catherine Ashton Javad Mohammad Javad Zarif AFP Sat, 11 Jan 2014 14:31:15 +0000 6040719 at http://www.globalpost.com