EU assistance to Lebanon and Jordan in coping with millions of Syrian refugees, the crisis in Venezuela and the demolition of Palestinian buildings in the West Bank were the topics of the debates that Federica Mogherini took part in at the European parliament yesterday (10 May).
Lebanon , a country of 4.4 million inhabitants, is hosting around 1.1 million Syrian refugees (including non–registered), 42 000 Palestinian refugees from Syria, 6 000 Iraqi refugees and nearly 450 000 refugees from Palestine. This makes it the highest per-capita concentration of refugees worldwide, where one person out of four is a refugee.
Today, on 8 March, women around the globe are again celebrating International Women's Day, highlighting achievements and pointing to challenges and hurdles that are still lying ahead. In spite of much attention and many 8 of March events over the years, women and girls continue to suffer not just discrimination and violence, but also markedly from lower levels of political influence in every part of the world.
The Ambassadors of the European Union and EU Member States were received today by H.E. Prime Minister Tammam Salam to discuss the general situation in the country and the latest developments in EU-Lebanon cooperation.
Les Ambassadeurs de l'Union européenne et des États membres de l'UE ont été reçus aujourd'hui par S.E. le Premier Ministre Tammam Salam pour discuter de la situation générale dans le pays et des derniers développements de la coopération UE-Liban.