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,…
EU Tunisia

EU approves €150 million disbursement in Macro-Financial Assistance to Tunisia

25 June 2019
This is the second of three planned disbursements under the second Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme to Tunisia that was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council on 6 July 2016. In total, the second programme is worth €500 million. With today's disbursement, the EU has now…
#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…
SAFEMED IV

EU-funded SAFEMED IV takes part in the Union for the Mediterranean regional event on maritime transport

24 June 2019
From 11 to 13 June 2019, EU-funded SAFEMED IV participated in the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Regional Platform on Transport Connectivity and Working Groups on Maritime Transport in Barcelona, Spain. The European Maritime Safety Agency presented the achievements of the SAFEMED IV project in…
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…
EU-funded CyberSouth working group meeting to build a manual on cybercrime and electronic evidence in Algeria

EU-funded CyberSouth working group meetings to build a manual on cybercrime and electronic evidence in Algeria and Tunisia

21 June 2019
The EU-supported first meetings of the working groups in charge of developing a manual on cybercrime and electronic evidence for Tunisian and Algerian magistrates were held respectively on 10-14 June in Tunis and on 16-20 June in Algiers. The meeting in Tunisia aimed at discussing the details of…
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…