The European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe firmly oppose the death penalty at all times and in all circumstances. The death penalty is a cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment contrary to the right to life. The death penalty means revenge, not justice, and its abolition contributes to the
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 09/10/2019
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
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 13/09/2019
Languages: Français Reports of a drone incident south of Beirut led to new tensions in a region already affected by too much instability. It is the responsibility of all parties in the region to exercise maximum restraint, to comply with international law and to avoid any further escalation of a
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 27/08/2019
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
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 21/08/2019
press Category: Statements on behalf of the EU Regions: Africa Angola Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cabo Verde Cameroon Central African Republic Comoros Congo (Brazzaville) Côte d'Ivoire Djibouti DR Congo (Kinshasa) Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Eswatini Ethiopia Gabon Gambia Ghana Guinea
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 08/08/2019
The members of the International Support Group (ISG) for Lebanon welcome the adoption of the 2019 budget as an urgently needed first step by Lebanon in fiscal management and towards reducing its deficit, as part of Lebanon’s economic vision and its commitments at the CEDRE conference.
Author: Press and information team of the Delegation to LEBANON - Publication date: 22/07/2019
Young people from the Youth RESOLVE consortium, funded by the European Union, advocate for greater participation in decision-making processes at local levels, in a roundtable discussion at the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon.
Author: Press and information team of the Delegation to LEBANON - Publication date: 17/07/2019
As we mark the International Criminal Justice Day, the European Union reaffirms its longstanding support towards the international criminal justice system and in particular its unwavering commitment to the International Criminal Court (ICC), as part of the EU's wider commitment to a rules-based
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 16/07/2019