In partnership with women: empowerment through action
Those working to promote the human rights of others, often putting their own lives at risk in the process, are being honoured by the EU on 10 December – Human Rights Day.
European Development Days, an annual forum for deciding an EU approach to tackling poverty worldwide.
An EU delegation including European Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard is taking part in the United Nations climate negotiations in Cancún, Mexico, pushing for a legally binding framework for action to combat climate change at global level.
Discussions at the Africa-EU Summit in Libya aim at taking the partnership between the two continents to a new, more ambitious level of cooperation.
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on all aspects of EU external funding. Garnering opinion will help the EU to maximise the added value of its external action spending.
Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, High Representative Catherine Ashton has declared the EU willing be at the front of efforts to end violence.
In 1990, the Transatlantic Declaration introduced regular presidential summits between the EU and the US. This year’s summit comes at a critical time, when both are exiting an economic recession.
Enlargement strategy 2010 and assessments of the progress toward EU membership by Croatia, Iceland, Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo.
Updated 21/12/2010The nomination of two of the senior management team for the European External Action Service (EEAS) on 25 October means that the Service is now firmly en route to becoming an operational diplomatic corps.
The European Union and UNICEF have joined forces to strengthen their work to secure the highest possible quality of life for children the world over.
Effective response to trafficking remains a distant goal. A coordinated EU approach against trafficking in people needed to fight the criminals and protect victims.
The theme for the 2010 World Food Day - ‘united against hunger’- recognises the effort made in the fight against food shortages at national, regional and international levels.
A public hearing in the European Parliament, a joint declaration with the Council of Europe, an exhibition in Belarus and events organised by EU Delegations worldwide will all voice the EU’s opposition to capital punishment over the coming days.
Time is running out for budding young journalists to enter the EU’s ‘Young Reporters Against Poverty’ competition and put themselves in with a chance of winning a field trip to Africa.
Heads of state and government from the EU and Asia meet in Brussels on 4-5 October for their eighth ASEM Summit.
South African President Jacob Zuma will be in Brussels on 28 September for an EU-South Africa summit. The Summit will provide an opportunity to strengthen the strategic dialogue between the EU and South Africa and to discuss a number of issues, in particular global governance, climate change, development issues, the Joint Africa-EU strategy, the SA-EU strategic partnership and peace and security in Africa.
European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and High Representative Catherine Ashton are among the world leaders in New York this week for a summit on accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Having been conceived in the aftermath of two wars that divided Europe, the EU is strong testament to the capacity of democracy to bring about peace, development and prosperity.
Prominent actors in peace-building will join High Representative Catherine Ashton in Brussels on 9 September for a conference. But unusually, most of them will be women…
European Union Humanitarian response to floods in Pakistan
Increasing public awareness about humanitarian activities and giving special recognition to humanitarian workers.
European Union Humanitarian response to floods in Pakistan
EU confirms its support to indigenous peoples around the world
The European Union will donate €2 million to Cambodian side of the Tribunal, which is trying former members of the Khmer Rouge accused of atrocities between 1975 and 1979.
The highly successful EU-based Erasmus programme is well known and established. Now Erasmus Mundus, the international extension, is itself gaining pace.
The first international conference on Afghanistan in Afghanistan will take place on 19-20 July, and EU High Representative Catherine Ashton will be there.
Fighting climate change and the global economic downturn are just two of the areas in which the EU and Brazil are allies. Both feature high on the agenda of the joint summit taking place in Brasília on 14 July.
Human rights, democracy and the rule of law are core EU values, having been embedded in its founding treaty. The most recent treaty revision – in 2009 – strengthened human rights still further.
For around 15 years the EU has been sending observation teams around the world to monitor elections. At the invitation of the national government, the latest mission takes 82 observers to Burundi.
G20 leaders, finance ministers and central bank governors meet in Toronto on 26 and 27 June for discussions on recovery from the global financial crisis.
Catherine Ashton is looking to strengthen cooperation in areas such as security, counter terrorism and climate change during her first visit to India as the EU’s High Representative for foreign affairs and security policy.
Active way beyond its borders, the EU meets regularly with countries and regions from around the world. This week alone the EU held meetings with Moldova, Ukraine, the Gulf Region, Algeria, Lebanon and Montenegro.
Since the 1980s, hundreds of Europe’s top graduates have benefited from a unique posting with an EU overseas delegation, offering up to two years of inimitable training and experience.
Commission president José Manuel Barroso is accompanied by 8 of his colleagues as he sits down to talks with the African Union (AU) Commission on 8 June in Addis Ababa.
Agreed at only the second summit of its kind, the targets cover joint actions in priority areas such as security, trade and development cooperation.
Global Climate Change Alliance ends conference with the EU committing to help its partners deal with climate change.
EU and Russian leaders will continue talks on a new Partnership for Modernisation when they meet for the 25th EU-Russia summit on 31 May and 1 June.
The EU pavilion at the world expo in Shanghai marks the first time the EU has presented itself to a large Chinese audience.
The EU’s military operation to counteract piracy off the Somali coast is the focus of talks during High Representative Catherine Ashton’s first visit to Africa from 18 to 21 May.
The economy, the new international financial architecture and climate change are on the agenda at the EU-Latin America and Caribbean regional summits taking place in Madrid between 16 and 19 May.
The EU’s strategy of offering neighbouring nations financial aid and other incentives to embrace reform is paying off.
As the EU reorganises its external policies, the latest report ‘Human rights and democracy in the world’ takes stock of EU efforts to project its basic values around the world.