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Ahead of World Children's Day on 20 November, the European Commission and the High Representative made the following statement:

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BlueInvest Africa, the first-ever BlueInvest edition outside Europe, will take place in Seychelles - a leading country in the development of the blue economy under the high patronage of H.E. Wavel Ramkalawan, President of the Republic of Seychelles.

12/11/2021 - Project Syndicate - The European Union is at risk of "strategic shrinkage", owing to geopolitical, economic, and ideological pressures from all sides. Safeguarding European citizens, interests, and values will require new thinking about the EU's security and defense responsibilities and the capacities it needs to fulfill them.

Climate change is felt all around the world. Throughout the past years, its impacts on societies have grown and, at the moment, world leaders are gathered to discuss joint solutions at COP26. The awareness of both issues and solutions needs to have a scientific basis. This is why today we celebrate World Science Day for Peace and Development

Feeling as an outsider, missing school or dropping out, having even suicidal thoughts… The consequences of school related violence can be many, profound and with long lasting effects on a child’s physical, psychological and emotional development.

Children account for 22% of all victims of trafficking. The majority of child victims are girls, almost 78%. The EU Anti-Trafficking Day is a reminder that trafficking of children remains a serious threat in the EU.

On the European and World Day against Death Penalty, the EU together with the Council of Europe reaffirms its strong opposition to the use, in any circumstance, of the death penalty. Capital punishment has no place in our days, in any part of the world. It has no established deterrent effect and it makes judicial errors irreversible

In conclusions approved today, the Council decided to remove Anguilla, Dominica and Seychelles from the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. All three had previously been placed on the list because they did not meet the EU’s tax transparency criteria of being ranked as at least ‘largely compliant’ by the OECD Global Forum regarding the exchange of information on request. The delisting was preceded by the forum’s decision to grant these jurisdictions a supplementary review on this matter.

From the EU to the world… the #EUBeachCleanup reached its peak on World Coastal Clean-up Day and across the globe, people continue cleaning beaches, lakes, rivers and other areas in their neighbourhood, to prevent litter from getting into the ocean, and protect our fascinating marine life from being destroyed.

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