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,…
Summit of the Two Shores: The Union for the Mediterranean to put forward the project ideas of the Euro-Mediterranean civil society

Summit of the Two Shores: The Union for the Mediterranean to put forward the project ideas of the Euro-Mediterranean civil society

25 June 2019
The Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), Nasser Kamel, has participated yesterday in the «Summit of the Two Shores» in Marseille, France. The Summit brought together the ten countries of the Western Mediterranean (also known as 5+5 Dialogue) and Germany and consisted of a…
#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…
#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…
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…
Mediterranean Energy Regulators facilitate sustainable energy schemes and reinforce regional cooperation

Mediterranean Energy Regulators facilitate sustainable energy schemes and reinforce regional cooperation

19 June 2019
The Mediterranean Energy Regulators Association (MEDREG) held its 27th General Assembly on 18-19 June in Tirana, which was marked by a redoubling of the organisation’s efforts to promote and facilitate the deployment of sustainable support schemes for Renewable Energy Sources (RES). MEDREG has…
EU

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…
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…
 the European Development Days (EDD)

European Development Days 2019 to focus on fighting inequalities

17 June 2019
Tomorrow, the 13th edition of the European Development Days (EDD), the leading global forum on development cooperation, kicks off in Brussels. The two day event will host more than 8,000 participants from 140 countries worldwide, representing 1,200 organisations from the development community,…
UFM

EU-funded Union for the Mediterranean Gas Platform Conference: The Role of Liquefied Natural Gas in the Mediterranean Gas Security

17 June 2019
The UfM Secretary General Nasser Kamel has participated in the UfM Gas Platform Conference held on 13 June in Paris. The conference tackled the key Role of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) in the Mediterranean Gas Security and gathered high-level speakers including the Minister of Petroleum of Egypt and…