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EU foreign ministers discussed developments in eastern Ukraine and the Middle East

The downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was in focus when the EU foreign ministers gathered in Brussels on 22 July. The ministers also discussed the worrying escalation of violence in the Middle East and called for a ceasefire. Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt took part in the meeting.

Raoul Wallenberg's sister Nina Lagergren receives the US Congressional Gold Medal. Photo: Dakota Fine Raoul Wallenberg's sister Nina Lagergren receives the US Congressional Gold Medal. Photo: Dakota Fine

Raoul Wallenberg honoured with US Congressional Gold Medal

On 9 July at a ceremony in the Capitol - the seat of the US Congress - Raoul Wallenberg will be honoured with the Congressional Gold Medal. The ceremony in Washington DC will be attended by members of Raoul Wallenberg's family, Speaker of the Riksdag Per Westerberg and Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt, among others.

Carl Bildt at the Atlantic Council think tank. Photo: Erik Zsiga/Government Offices Carl Bildt at the Atlantic Council think tank. Photo: Erik Zsiga/Government Offices

Bildt met Obama's national security advisor

The visit by Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt to the US capital, Washington DC, continued on Tuesday. The programme included a meeting with President Obama's National Security Advisor Susan Rice and a speech at the Atlantic Council think tank.

Bildt in Washington DC for Raoul Wallenberg ceremony

On Monday evening, Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt began his visit to the US capital, Washington DC, where he will be until 9 July.

Along with Speaker of the Riksdag Per Westerberg, Mr Bildt will take part in ceremonies celebrating the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Raoul Wallenberg.

Carl Bildt in talks with Ukranian talks with Ukranian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk.

Bildt on visit to congratulate Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine

Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt is visiting Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine from 29 June to 1 July. On 27 June the three countries signed Association Agreements, including Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area agreements, with the European Unio. Mr Bildt is the first foreign minister from the EU to visit the countries since the signing.

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