Democracy cannot live without free, diverse and independent media. Journalists and media actors across the globe hold states, government officials, corporations and society at large accountable for their actions. But far too many among them face threats and attacks simply for carrying out their work
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 31/10/2018
On the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, the Council of Europe and the European Union (EU) reiterate their strong opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances and for all cases. The death penalty is an affront to human dignity. It constitutes cruel, inhuman and degrading
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 09/10/2018
As part of President Juncker's State of the Union proposals earlier this week the European Commission announced a new 'Africa- Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investment and Jobs'. The package builds on the commitments taken during the African Union – European Union Summit of last
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 14/09/2018
On the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we celebrate the contributions of indigenous peoples to the diversity and richness of civilizations and cultures and indeed to our common heritage. It is also a day where we take stock of the many achievements in the recognition and
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 08/08/2018
Le Gouvernement du Bénin et la Délégation de l'Union européenne au Bénin ont officiellement lancé le 19 juillet à Cotonou, le Projet régional "Get involved! Women empowerment in Morocco and Bénin" (Engageons-nous! Pour plus de femmes en politique au Maroc et au Bénin). Il sera mis en
Author: Press and information team of the Delegation to Benin - Publication date: 23/07/2018
As part of its External Investment Plan, the EU gave its green light to a package of financial guarantee programmes worth around €800 million on 10 July. This will help to leverage an estimated €8-9 billion in public and private investment in Africa and the Neighbourhood.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 11/07/2018
Every minute, every day, nearly 31 people are forcibly displaced. Today, more than 68.5 million people have been forced to leave their homes due to conflicts and violence, persecution, natural disasters or the very real consequences of climate change –25.4 million of them are refugees.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 20/06/2018