European Union

European Union and Council of Europe together against death penalty

09 October 2019
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe have published a joint declaration to mark the European and World Day against the Death Penalty on 10 October. Joint statement firmly reiterate both organisations’ opposition to the…
EU-Tunisia

EU election observation mission in Tunisia: importance to respect equal opportunities between presidential elections candidates

04 October 2019
The EU election observation mission in Tunisia (MOE UE) published a release on 3 October, an extract of which is given below: “As the election campaign for the second round of the presidential elections is starting, the EU election observation mission in Tunisia (MOE UE) expresses its hope that…
EU funds release of Standard Operating Procedures to secure integrity of digital evidence

EU funds release of Standard Operating Procedures to secure integrity of digital evidence

19 September 2019
A guide intended for use by law enforcement and judicial authorities has been developed within the framework of EU-funded CyberSouth Project. This guide includes Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) aiming at covering procedures to be followed for the onsite retrieval, securing, transport and…
EU

For a torture-free world: Council reinforces EU policy towards third countries on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment

17 September 2019
The Council adopted the following conclusions on the revised Guidelines on EU policy towards third countries on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment: "1. The Council welcomes the Guidelines on EU Policy Towards Third Countries on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or…
HR/VP Federica Mogherini

Statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy

13 September 2019
On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy, the European Union reaffirms its commitment towards democracy as a fundamental right of every human being. Every woman and every man has to be free to participate to the political, economic and social life of her or his country. No one should…
EUNAVFOR MED

EUNAVFOR MED clarification: “We do not actively participate to any action performed at sea by the Libyan Coast Guard”

29 August 2019
Following the inferences appeared on some social media and newspapers related to the employment of European Air assets in the Central Mediterranean Region, partially attributable to Sophia, we deem necessary to grant some clarification. EUNAVFOR MED operation SOPHIA (ENFM) is the European military…
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Declaration by the HR Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the European Union, on the occasion of the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence based on Religion or Belief

22 August 2019
On this first International Day commemorating the victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief, we pay tribute to all those around the world who lost their lives and suffered attacks because of their religion or belief. Persecution as a response to religious belief or affiliation, or…
EU on the World Humanitarian Day 2019

Statement by HR/VP Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Stylianides on the World Humanitarian Day 2019

19 August 2019
This is a key year for International Humanitarian Law, as 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions. As the risk humanitarian workers face continues to increase, the European Union pays tribute to the commitment of those who risk their lives to deliver humanitarian aid worldwide.…
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples

09 August 2019
This year, as we mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we also honour the International Year of Indigenous Languages by celebrating the contributions of indigenous peoples to the world’s linguistic diversity. Language is the most direct expression of culture and what gives…
EU to develop network of national judicial trainers on cybercrime and electronic evidence

EU to develop network of national judicial trainers on cybercrime and electronic evidence

22 July 2019
The Council of Europe organised the first Meeting of the National Judicial Trainers on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence on 10-12 July 2019 in Strasbourg, France. Around 100 judges, prosecutors, representatives of training institutions and other national authorities from more than 20 countries of…