Speech by the Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, on behalf of the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the European Parliament plenary session on Hong Kong
In 1948, after the devastating Second World War, which brought painful divisions in Europe and occupation for many European countries, the international community committed to define, promote and protect human rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights that we celebrate on 10 December has enshrined these shared principles and has had a profound influence on the development of the world. But still, almost seventy years on, we are far from the full respect of these commitments all over the world, and we recognize that all states must do more in this respect.
Speech delivered by the Head of the EU Office to Hong Kong and Macao at the opening of the European Union Academic Programme Macao' bi-annual conference entitled “60 Years after the Treaties of Rome:
What is the Future for the European Union?”.