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29/08/14 - Statement by the Spokesperson on the executions in Japan pdf - 429 KB [429 KB]

We deeply regret the execution in Japan of two death row inmates, Mitsuhiro Kobayashi and Tsutomu Takamizawa, today. Since the end of a de facto moratorium of 20 months in March 2012, eighteen persons have been executed in Japan.

29/08/14 - Opening remarks by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton at the Informal meeting of European Union Foreign Ministers (Gymnich) pdf - 388 KB [388 KB]

Foreign Ministers will come together at this Gymnich meeting and talk on a slightly more informal basis but also a more strategic basis.