Délégation de l'Union européenne au Conseil de l'Europe


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The protection of journalists and media workers and the fight against impunity for crimes committed against them are crucial in a context where access to verified and diverse information becomes increasingly challenged. In the face of numerous and multifaceted attacks, the European Union reaffirms its commitment to protect journalists and media workers and to defend the right to freedom of expression and to information, guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights.


La protection des journalistes et des travailleurs des médias, et la lutte contre l’impunité des crimes commis contre eux sont cruciales dans un contexte où l’accès à des informations vérifiées et variées est remis en cause. Face à des attaques nombreuses et polymorphes, l’Union européenne réaffirme son engagement pour protéger les journalistes et défendre la liberté d’expression et le droit à l’information, assurés par la Convention européenne des droits de l’Homme et la Charte des Droits Fondamentaux de l’Union européenne.


The European Union finds it unacceptable that after three agreements brokered by Russia, France and the United States on a ceasefire, the fighting in and around Nagorno Karabakh still continues and there are more and more reports of civilians being targeted. 

Today we celebrate one of the greatest achievements in history: the birth of the United Nations 75 years ago! The UN was founded to rebuild trust and cooperation among people; to bring peace in a world stranded by a devastating war. All the European Union’s institutions, including the EEAS turn blue to mark this anniversary, to show once again how deep and strong the EU commitment to the UN is; to pay tribute to an achievement that needs to be preserved, and equipped, to face new challenges.

On 23 October, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, and U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, met via telephone to discuss a range of issues of common interest in the context of the Transatlantic Partnership.