Today, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy put forward ambitious plans to promote gender equality and women's empowerment through all external action of the European Union.
Security now features as a political priority in many bilateral dialogues and the EU funds initiatives that help strengthening countries’ and societies’ resilience in the Neighbourhood regions. In a fast evolving environment, tackling security related issues efficiently requires joint efforts and a creative mix of tools and actions. The EU is working closely with its Eastern and Southern neighbours on the following security-related areas, while maintaining human rights and good governance at the center of this cooperation.
Launch of an online event on 7 December (14:00) featuring high- level speakers from the EU and Council of Europe to mark the adoption of a new EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy for 2020-2024
How has the European Union’s foreign policy evolved in the last years? What have been the main achievements? What are the biggest opportunities and the main challenges for the EU in a rapidly changing landscape?
We condemn the increased use of violence and the violations of human and civil rights in Belarus since the fraudulent Presidential election of 9 August 2020. The number of arrests of peaceful protesters is nearing 30,000. The number of politically motivated criminal cases is reaching 900. The list of political prisoners continues to grow and has more than 100 names on it.