Delegation of the European Union to the Council of Europe


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The re-run of the Turkish local elections, following the Turkish Supreme Election Council's decision, goes against the core aim of a democratic electoral process to ensure that the will people prevails.

Message by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini to the Council of Europe for Europe Day 2019

The EU and its Member States deeply deplore the two secret executions and one death sentence that took place in Belarus since October 2018. The EU and its Member States regret the ongoing application of capital punishment in Japan and some states of the USA, in particular the execution of Mr Roberto Moreno Ramos in Texas. The EU welcomes the moratorium on executions in California.

Statement by the Spokesperson on the Russian decree enabling the simplified issuing of passports in certain areas of Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions

The EU expresses its deep concern about the state of play and continuing deterioration of the human rights situation in the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

  1. We remain deeply worried about the deteriorating human rights situation in illegally annexed Crimea where, as recently highlighted by the report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Crimean Tatars continue to be disproportionately affected by police raids and prosecuted under terrorism and extremism-related offences in proceedings falling short of human rights standards.