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.
/file/message-eu-commission-president-juncker-council-europe-anniversary-schuman-declaration_enMessage by EU Commission President Juncker to the Council of Europe on the Anniversary of the Schuman Declaration
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.
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.