On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy, the European Union reaffirms its commitment towards democracy as a fundamental right of every human being. Every woman and every man has to be free to participate to the political, economic and social life of her or his country. No one should fear to speak up, to demonstrate peacefully, to go to vote or to expect fair and inclusive policies from a government. Democracy can only function if participation and trust between democratic state institutions, governments and citizens are guaranteed.
On this first International Day commemorating the victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief, we pay tribute to all those around the world who lost their lives and suffered attacks because of their religion or belief. Persecution as a response to religious belief or affiliation, or lack thereof, is a violation of international law and requires joint work to combat it.
Inaugurated on 14 July 2019, by EU High Representative Vice-President Federica Mogherini, together with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah, the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to the State of Kuwait marks a significant milestone in the longstanding relationship between the EU and Kuwait. It is the third EU delegation to be established in the Gulf, following those in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and the 142nd EU Delegation in the world.
"In a moment of regional and global tensions, Kuwait is a voice of wisdom and a force for peace. And this is what has made us natural partners in these difficult times." Those were the words of High Representative/Vice-President, Federica Mogherini at the opening of the Delegation of the EU to the State of Kuwait on 14 July 2019.
Since the creation of the so-called Schengen Zone travel between EU countries has become much easier. Quality, diversity, and opportunity are among the many benefits of European higher education institutions.