Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Malawi


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The European Union and its Member States have progressively put in place a comprehensive external migration policy and strengthened the work along the Central Mediterranean route. Saving and protecting the lives of migrants and refugees, breaking the business model of smugglers and traffickers and providing legal pathways, while addressing the root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement: these are the aims at the very heart of the EU's policy.

Joint Statement by EU Ambassador to Malawi H.E. Sandra Paesen, German Ambassador to Malawi H.E. Jürgen Bosch, Irish Ambassador to Malawi H.E. Gerry Cunningham and Norwegian Ambassador to Malawi H.E. Steinar Egil Hagen on the occasion of World Day Against the Death Penalty

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 enhancement of human dignity.

On 4 October 2019, the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Malawi joined the Government of Malawi in celebrating World Teachers’ Day. The commemoration was marked by a solidarity walk with the teachers led by the Minister of Education Hon. Dr. William Susuwele-Banda, MP to appreciate the hard work and sacrifice of teachers in Malawi.

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.