The EU and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) have very different views on issues that are of major concern to the international community, in particular on the DPRK's weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile-related programmes, human rights and regional relations.
The European Union is firmly committed to a two-State solution in the Middle East, with Jerusalem as the capital of both Israel and Palestine, and will continue to concretely support the peace process and the Palestinian people, including through its backing of the work of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
In 1948, after the devastating Second World War, which brought painful divisions in Europe and occupation for many European countries, the international community committed to define, promote and protect human rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights that we celebrate on 10 December has enshrined these shared principles and has had a profound influence on the development of the world. But still, almost seventy years on, we are far from the full respect of these commitments all over the world, and we recognize that all states must do more in this respect.