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…
EU Syria

Syria: EU renews sanctions against the regime by one year

17 May 2019
On 17 May 2019, the Council extended EU restrictive measures against the Syrian regime until 1 June 2020. In line with the EU strategy on Syria, the EU decided to maintain its restrictive measures against the Syrian regime and its supporters as the repression of civilian population continues. The…
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,…
#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 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…
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Remarks by HR/VP Federica Mogherini upon arrival to the Foreign Affairs Council

13 May 2019
First I will start with a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Libya [Fayez al-] Sarraj. Libya is the main point on our Foreign Affairs Council agenda today. We will also hear from the United Nations Special Representative [for Libya] Ghassan Salamé about the latest developments in Libya…
Europe Day

Europe Day is celebrated today across the world

09 May 2019
The EU released a video to celebrate Europe day on the 9th of May. Discover the world leaders messages on this occasion. "There is not one single day in which I do not hear one of our partners saying ‘You do not realise how important you are for the rest of the world, you European Union." Federica…
EU Syria

Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the escalation in Northwest Syria

09 May 2019
The recent military escalation in Northwest Syria, with air attacks and artillery shelling targeting schools and hospitals, including with the use of barrel bombs, is an unacceptable violation of international law. The European Union recalls that Russia and Turkey, as the guarantors of the Sochi…
First chapter: Europe

Study on the Impact of Public Attitudes to Migration on the political environment in the Euro-Mediterranean Region

08 May 2019
In the framework of the programme EUROMED Migration IV, ICMPD is developing together with the Observatory on Public Attitudes on Migration (OPAM – EUI) a study in three chapters entitled “Impact of Public Attitudes to migration on the political environment in the Euro-Mediterranean region”. This…