Languages: 日本語 The recent arrests of Jimmy Lai, members of his family and other individuals, and the raid on the offices of newspaper Apple Daily, under allegations of collusion with foreign forces, further stoke fears that the National Security Law is being used to stifle freedom of expression and
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 10/08/2020
As set out in the Council conclusions of 24 July, the EU is following closely the political situation in Hong Kong and reiterates that it is essential that the Legislative Council elections take place in an environment which is conducive to the exercise of democratic rights and freedoms as enshrined
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 04/08/2020
Following an initial discussion in the Foreign Affairs Council on 13 July 2020, the Council today adopted conclusions expressing grave concern over the national security legislation for Hong Kong adopted by the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress on 30 June 2020.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 28/07/2020
Check against delivery! Good afternoon to all of you. Our agenda today has been very dense and we discussed many points of current business. First, about Libya, the situation remains bad. We continue to see blatant violations of the [arms] embargo. We intend to reinforce the sanctions regime to
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 13/07/2020
The Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress adopted the National Security Law in Hong Kong on 30 June and subsequently promulgated it in Hong Kong the same day. The European Union reiterates its grave concerns about this law which was adopted without any meaningful prior
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 01/07/2020
This year, World Refugee Day comes at a time when the world is facing a global pandemic that has already cost the lives of thousands of people and is affecting the livelihood of millions more. The struggle is even harder for refugees, internally displaced persons, migrants and stateless persons.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 19/06/2020
Check against delivery! Thank you Madam President, Honourable Members, It is really evident that the virus pandemic has been accompanied by an ‘infodemic’, by a pandemic of disinformation. We have witnessed a wave of false and misleading information, and an exponential increase in targeted
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 18/06/2020