EU Election observation missions

    Election observation is a vital EU activity aiming to promote democracy, human rights and the rule of law worldwide. It contributes to strengthening democratic institutions, building public confidence in electoral processes, helping to deter fraud, intimidation and violence. It also reinforces other key EU foreign policy objectives, in particular peace-building.

    Election observation gives the opportunity to assess an electoral process according to international standards. The EU is a leading global actor in providing and financing electoral assistance complementary to election observation. This dual form of EU election support constitutes a significant contribution to the promotion of governance and development objectives.

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    • 22/09/2014
      601 65744 1 _blank EU to observe elections in Mozambique EU to observe elections in Mozambique

      Following an invitation from the Mozambican authorities, the European Union has deployed an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Mozambique to observe the Presidential, Legislative and Provincial Elections scheduled for 15 October 2014. Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, appointed Judith Sargentini, Member of the European Parliament, to lead the EOM as Chief Observer. She will travel to Maputo on 22 September.

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    • 19/09/2014
      595 65744 1 _blank EU EOM deployed in Tunisia EU EOM deployed in Tunisia /statements/docs/2014/140919_02_en.pdf 09/19/2014 12:27:00 09/19/2014 12:27:00 09/19/2014 12:27:00 nulldate 2014091912 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248ca61b37 N 090126248ca61b37 /statements/docs/2014/140919_02_en.pdf 549487 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140919_02_en.pdf 2 /statements/docs/2014/140919_02_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140919_02_fr.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140919_02_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
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    • 11/08/2014
      Joint statement by the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, and the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso in the name of the European Union on the ...pdf

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