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The European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe firmly oppose the death penalty at all times and in all circumstances. The death penalty is a cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment contrary to the right to life. The death penalty means revenge, not justice, and its abolition contributes to the enhancement of human dignity.

Space exploration, state-of-the art satellites and superheroes of science! There's plenty to explore during EuroScience Week at Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre in Canberra.

Ever wanted to explore an embassy and learn more about diplomatic relations from the inside? The EU Delegation to Australia is opening its doors to the public on 12 October.

Did you know Veolia's Woodlawn Bioreactor facility near Tarago (NSW) can turn 240,000 tonnes of waste into an organic material annually?

The Embassies of France, Germany and the Netherlands invite you to an engaging evening about sustainable consumption in the EU and Australia.

On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy, the European Union reaffirms its commitment towards democracy as a fundamental right of every human being. Every woman and every man has to be free to participate to the political, economic and social life of her or his country. No one should fear to speak up, to demonstrate peacefully, to go to vote or to expect fair and inclusive policies from a government. Democracy can only function if participation and trust between democratic state institutions, governments and citizens are guaranteed.

The Hungarian Film Festival is taking place for the very first time in Canberra and it's free!

On this first International Day commemorating the victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief, we pay tribute to all those around the world who lost their lives and suffered attacks because of their religion or belief. Persecution as a response to religious belief or affiliation, or lack thereof, is a violation of international law and requires joint work to combat it.

The European Union's (EU) system of identifying food products based on origin - Geographical Indications (GIs) - is a driver of rural jobs and sustainable growth. Australia is considering extending the protection of European food and spirit product names to its own market as part of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA), currently under negotiation. Australia could also expand the GI system already in place for wine, which has delivered benefits to South Australia.

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