European Economic and Social Committee hearing calls for fact-based debate on migration

European Economic and Social Committee hearing calls for fact-based debate on migration

17 May 2019
The UN's Global Compact for Migration was on the agenda of the hearing held at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 2 May 2019, where a number of stakeholders met to discuss its implementation. “The Global Compact is very compatible with the European Treaties and reflects EU values…
Reporting On Migration Course

Discover the EU-funded Open Media Hub "Reporting On Migration" online Course

17 May 2019
The EU-funded Open Media Hub Reporting On Migration online Course is still running. The aim of this course is to ensure journalists have a basic firm understanding of the complex issues of migration, refugees, and human trafficking and their impact on the politics, economics, demographics,…
Euromed Justice meeting held to present two years of achievements in the field of international judicial cooperation in criminal matters

Euromed Justice meeting held to present two years of achievements in the field of international judicial cooperation in criminal matters

16 May 2019
The 9th CrimEx session held in Bucharest last April was the last session organised under the current phase of the EuroMed Justice IV project. It therefore constituted an opportunity to take stock of the work accomplished within this timeframe and to reflect on the future of the CrimEx. The…
#RaiseYourPencil Campaign

Education in Emergencies: EU announces record humanitarian funding for 2019 and launches #RaiseYourPencil Campaign

16 May 2019
The European Commission has announced an unprecedented €164 million for Education in Emergencies projects in 2019. Together with international and Belgian celebrities as well as around 400 students, the Commission has launched a social media campaign to raise awareness and solidarity among young…
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Declaration by the HR Mogherini, on behalf of the EU, on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

16 May 2019
On the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the European Union reiterates its unswerving commitment to promoting and protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons. The EU continues its fight against impunity for…
EU-funded Euromed Justice organised European courts study visits for Mediterranean partner countries representatives

EU-funded Euromed Justice organised European courts study visits for Mediterranean partner countries representatives

15 May 2019
EU-funded Euromed Justice has gathered the members of the High Judicial Councils and Supreme Courts of the Southern Partner Countries (SPC) on the occasion of a study visit to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Luxembourg and to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in…
Federica Mogherini meets with Libyan Prime Minister al-Sarraj

Federica Mogherini meets with Libyan Prime Minister al-Sarraj

14 May 2019
High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini met yesterday with Fayez Mustafa al-Sarraj, Chairman of the Presidency Council and Libyan Prime Minister, ahead of the Foreign Affairs Council to discuss the crisis in Libya. Federica Mogherini reiterated that the European Union expects all…
Representatives of Southern partner countries share best practices with EU practitioners in judicial field

Representatives of Southern partner countries share best practices with EU practitioners in judicial field

14 May 2019
EuroMed Justice has organised study visits at the premises of the EU Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) agencies (Eurojust, Europol, and the European Judicial Network (EJN)), international courts (the International Criminal Court and the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals), and the…
EU Libya

Libya: Foreign Affairs Council statement

14 May 2019
The Council discussed the situation in Libya and adopted the following statement: (...) The EU calls on all parties to immediately implement a ceasefire and to engage with the United Nations to ensure a full and comprehensive cessation of hostilities. It also calls on them to dissociate…
EU Human rights and democracy

Human rights and democracy in the world: The 2018 EU annual report is adopted

14 May 2019
On 13 May 2019, the Council adopted the EU annual report on human rights and democracy in the world for 2018. The report noted that in 2018 the EU remained at the forefront of the protection and promotion of human rights in a rapidly changing geopolitical landscape. The EU engaged in activities…