Delegation of the European Union to the Council of Europe


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Brussels, 19 June 2019

“In 2018, 70.8 million people were forcibly displaced across the world, fleeing conflicts, human rights
violations, persecution, natural disasters and the impacts of climate change - 29.4 million are refugees
or asylum seekers. Today, we reaffirm our strong and long-standing commitment to protect the rights
of the most vulnerable, those who are forced to flee and therefore leave their homes behind.
Addressing forced displacement requires a global and inclusive partnership where solidarity and

  1. The European Union and its Member States welcome the peaceful settlement of the political and constitutional crisis in the Republic of Moldova.


  1. The European Union takes good note of the decisions taken on 9 June by the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, including on the formation

The European Union reiterates its firm support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognised borders.

  1. The European Union and its Member States would like, in the framework of the Council of Europe, to register and welcome that the state of New Hampshire has recently abolished the death penalty, a decision taken through a two-third majority in both the State Senate and the House.

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.