Delegation to Sri Lanka and the Maldives
Parliamentary elections on 17 August in Sri Lanka were genuine, well administered and peaceful overall. The people of Sri Lanka came out to vote in high numbers, confirming their support for continued democratic reform.
19/08/2015 - PRESS RELEASE - GENUINE AND WELL-ADMINISTERED ELECTIONS, WITH RESTRICTIVE CAMPAIGN RULES [313 KB]
Working together in Sri Lanka and the Maldives
The project is operational in formerly conflict-affected districts in the North and East, and works with Internally Displaced Persons, returnees and host-communities supporting their transition from relief to recovery.
For candidate countries (Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey) and potential candidates (Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo), the EU provides both financial and technical support.
- 27/08/15 - Press statement by President Donald Tusk after meeting with President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko
- 26/08/15 - EU support for the Western Balkans at 2015 Summit in Vienna
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 August 2015 The Summit will build on the progress made since the Berlin Summit in August last year, and will seek to further develop the co-operation between the 6 Western Balkans countries.
- 22/08/15 - Statement by EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner for Neighborhood policy and Enlargement negotiations, Johannes Hahn on the release of political prisoners in Belarus
European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 22 August 2015 The release of Mykalai Statkevich, Mykalai Dziadok, Ihar Alinevich, Jury Rubtsov, Euheny Vaskovich and Artyom Prakapenka, is a long-sought step forward. They are now free. Former presidential candidate Mykalai Statkevich stands out in particular as an example of the tireless work and commitment of...
- 21/08/15 - Statement by First-Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová ahead of the Europe-Wide Day of Remembrance for the victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes
On 23 August 1939, a pact was signed between Nazi Germany under Hitler and the Soviet Union under Stalin, paving the way to World War II and its devastating consequences across Europe. These two regimes were responsible for the imprisonment, torture and murder of millions of people.