"As the [AU-EU] summit is dedicated to youth we shouldn’t be talking about youth but we should be listening to your suggestions your analysis of the situation, your proposals and the kind of policies we need to put in place for young people" HR/VP Mogherini said when welcoming the 36 selected young people from Europe and Africa who are currently in Brussels. "
On the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, the European Union commends the work of journalists in uncovering abuses of power, shining a light on corruption and human right violations, and questioning received opinion, often putting themselves at risk of intimidation, violence and death. An independent and free media is the basis of a participatory and pluralist democracy, and a tool to make governments accountable for their actions.
The death penalty is incompatible with human dignity. It constitutes inhuman and degrading treatment, does not have any proven deterrent effect and allows judicial errors to become irreversible and fatal.