Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/381 of 3 March 2017 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine.
The Council reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on a regulation setting a framework for energy efficiency labelling. The new regulation allows customers to be more aware of the energy efficiency and energy consumption of household appliances, which will help them to reduce their energy costs.
On the occasion of the World and European Water Day the European Union recalls that safe drinking water and sanitation are crucial for a healthy and dignified life and reiterates its commitment to achieve access and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
The Council adopted a decision establishing an information exchange mechanism for intergovernmental agreements and non-binding instruments between member states and third countries in the field of energy. The aim of the decision is to correct shortcomings in the current information exchange mechanism on energy contracts.
On 21 March 2017, High Representative Federica Mogherini issued a declaration on behalf of the EU reminding how racial discrimination affects equality, freedom, solidarity and justice all over the world.
The Council added 4 high-ranking military officials to the list of those targeted by EU restrictive measures against the Syrian regime for their role in the use of chemical weapons against the civilian population.