International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June 2019

25 June 2019
On the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the European Union reiterates its strongest opposition to any kind of acts of torture worldwide. Torture is a crime that can target anyone through different forms and in different settings, and all victims of torture,…
#EU4Israel

EU Ambassador to Israel hosted the launching event for the new Cultural Diplomacy Forum

24 June 2019
EU Ambassador to Israel Emanuele Giaufret hosted the launching event for the new Cultural Diplomacy Forum (CDF) in Israel, on 18 June, at his residence in Herzliya. The Cultural Diplomacy Forum, headed by the Simone Veil Research Centre - Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva, held its…
Fight against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear risks and threats: annual meeting to review progress and define priorities

Fight against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear risks and threats: annual meeting to review progress and define priorities

21 June 2019
A turning point has been reached in the fight against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) risks and threats worldwide. This was highlighted during the Annual meeting of the European Union CBRN Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence (EU CBRN CoE) that took place from 12 to 14 June…
The European Council

The European Council adopted conclusions on external relations

21 June 2019
The European Council on 20 June 2019 adopted conclusions on the next institutional cycle, external relations, the multiannual financial framework (MFF), climate change, disinformation and hybrid threats, the European Semester and enlargement. On External relations: . On the occasion of the…
#WorldRefugeeDay #StepWithRefugees

The EU produces a video for World Refugee Day

21 June 2019
"We reaffirm our strong and long-standing commitment to protect the rights of the most vulnerable, those who are forced to flee and therefore leave their homes behind" said Federica Mogherini High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission…
ETF

The European Training Foundation: Vocational education and training as a tool to address global challenges

20 June 2019
The European Training Foundation is back at the annual IIAS-Lien conference. This year’s theme is ‘Effective, Accountable and Inclusive Governance’ and the meeting is taking place at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. This major event is organised by the International Institute of…
World Refugee Day

Joint Statement by the European Commission and the High Representative on the occasion of World Refugee Day, 20 June 2019

20 June 2019
“In 2018, 70.8 million people were forcibly displaced across the world, fleeing conflicts, human rights violations, persecution, natural disasters and the impacts of climate change - 29.4 million are refugees or asylum seekers. Today, we reaffirm our strong and long-standing commitment to protect…
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Statement by EU High Representative and UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

18 June 2019
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the European Union and the United Nations join their voices to call on the international community to accelerate its efforts to eliminate the scourge of all forms of sexual violence, including as a strategy…
EU-funded Euromed Police presents achievements at European Union meeting on internal security

EU-funded Euromed Police presents achievements at European Union meeting on internal security

18 June 2019
Euromed Police took part in the latest meeting of the Standing Committee on Operational Cooperation on Internal Security (COSI), held at the Council of the European Union in Brussels last month. The COSI is meant to promote, reinforce and facilitate the operational actions of the EU Member States…
The South EU Summit highlights the role of the Union for the Mediterranean as key partner in the Mediterranean

The South EU Summit highlights the role of the Union for the Mediterranean as key partner in the Mediterranean

18 June 2019
The 6th South EU Summit -also referred to as Southern EU Countries Summit-, which was hosted in Malta’s capital city of Valletta, underlined the need for multilateral efforts for a positive Mediterranean agenda based on human and sustainable development. The final declaration highlighted the role…