On the occasion of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, we underline the central value of cultural diversity for the European Union. Europe is unthinkable without its cultural richness, and our societies are all the more vibrant because of it. The European Union is
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 20/05/2021
On World Water Day 2021, we celebrate all of the different ways in which water benefits our lives. We resolve to value water properly and safeguard it effectively for everyone. This year’s theme focuses on the ‘value of water’. We should not forget that access to drinking water and sanitation are
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 22/03/2021
No woman or girl should suffer from violence. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a severe violation of human rights and an act of violence against women and girls. It is estimated that more than 200 million women and girls worldwide have suffered from FGM. In Europe, at least 600,000 women and girls
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 05/02/2021
09/11/2020 – Brussels – EEAS. HR/VP Josep Borrell underlines the importance of strong EU international engagement at a time of crisis. He calls on EU Ambassadors to be outward facing, results oriented and pro-active to make sure the EU handles the on-going battle of narratives.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 09/11/2020
Today on the World and European Day Against the Death Penalty, the European Union and the Council of Europe reaffirm their opposition to the use of capital punishment in all circumstances and call for the universal abolition of the death penalty.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 09/10/2020
Check against delivery! Good morning, At the Foreign Affairs Council today we have three main points for our discussion. As you can imagine, Belarus is very high on the agenda, but also Libya and our relationship with the African Union and with Africa in general. On Belarus, I have to regret that
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 21/09/2020
This year, World Refugee Day comes at a time when the world is facing a global pandemic that has already cost the lives of thousands of people and is affecting the livelihood of millions more. The struggle is even harder for refugees, internally displaced persons, migrants and stateless persons.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 19/06/2020
Check against delivery! Thank you Madam President, Honourable Members, It is really evident that the virus pandemic has been accompanied by an ‘infodemic’, by a pandemic of disinformation. We have witnessed a wave of false and misleading information, and an exponential increase in targeted
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 18/06/2020