I have read the article you recently published claiming that "Europeans stuck another nail in the cosmetics coffin – the Government’s initiative to increase the parallel importation of cosmetics was rejected by the European Union” dated 20 December 2018. I would like to give your readers a few more elements to have a clearer picture as the report contained a number of inaccuracies.
This week the Israeli authorities have advanced plans for over two thousand settlement units across the West Bank.The European Union's position on Israeli settlement construction and related activities is clear and remains unchanged: all settlement activity is illegal under international law and it undermines the viability of the two-state solution and the prospects for a lasting peace
Around 8 million tons of plastic enter the sea every year... mostly ending up on our beaches... Collective action is needed! Throughout the months of September and October, leading to the Our Ocean Conference in Bali, several EU Delegations worldwide were actively cleaning seashores and riverbanks together with their families, and locals and organisations who worked jointly to make our ocean a better place for marine life... These efforts have now been marked on the European Atlas of the Seas’ last “Map of the Week” for 2018!
The European Union and the State of Israel committed to further collaboration in protecting Jewish communities, institutions as well as cultural heritage around the world and in multinational organisations.
The EU Delegation to Israel is pleased to announce the publication of a call for proposals under the EU Peacebuilding Initiative, reference number EuropeAid/162124/DD/ACT/Multi. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 18 February 2019 at 15:00h (Brussels date and time).
All documents for this call for proposal are available here.
The candidacy of Ms Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle for the post of Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation, was submitted in Rome on Monday 17 December 2018. The next Director General will be elected by the 194 Member States of the Organisation during its 41st Conference in June 2019. Ms Geslain-Lanéelle from France was identified as the EU candidate by the Council of the European Union on 15 October 2018.
On this day, 70 years ago, the Member States of the United Nations came together to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This step brought the world together after the greatest tragedy in human history. We have come a long way since then.