On the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, the European Union and the Council of Europe reaffirm their firm opposition to capital punishment at all times and in all circumstances. The death penalty is a cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment contrary to the right to life. Its
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 08/10/2021
On the occasion of the International Day to Protect Education from Attack, the EU reaffirms its commitment to promote and protect the right of every child to grow in a safe environment, have access to quality education, and build a better and more peaceful future.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 09/09/2021
On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we celebrate the resilience and resourcefulness of indigenous peoples around the world. This year, we join the United Nations in the call for a new social contract, where no one is left behind.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 08/08/2021
Check against delivery! Good afternoon, or better good evening, We started today’s Foreign Affairs Council with a discussion on the external and geopolitical impact of the new digital technologies. These technologies are crucial for our societies and economies. They are becoming an object and a
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 12/07/2021
The torture of human beings has no place in the 21 st century. On the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the European Union reaffirms its strong commitment to combating torture worldwide, in all its forms, contexts and settings. The restrictions and lockdowns during the COVID-19
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 25/06/2021
No country, no region in the world has been spared from the impact of COVID-19. The virus is exacerbating existing inequalities and has a disproportionate effect on refugees, internally displaced persons, vulnerable migrants and stateless persons. We must all redouble our efforts. As vaccination
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 18/06/2021
10/06/2021 – Brussels – EEAS. In his briefing to the UN Security Council, HRVP Borrell sets out the EU’s support to the work of the UN. He underlines the cost of the absence of multilateral action: reduced access to vaccines, insufficient climate action, peace and security crises that fester.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 10/06/2021
Check against delivery! Good afternoon to all of you. First of all, thank you Augusto, thank you to my friend the Minister [of State for Foreign Affairs of Portugal] Augusto Santos Silva for hosting us here today in this beautiful place, the Belém Cultural Center, and for the excellent organisation
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 27/05/2021
The following is the text of a joint press release by the European External Action Service and the US Department of State: On 26 May, European External Action Service Secretary General, Stefano Sannino, and US Deputy Secretary of State, Wendy Sherman, met in Brussels to reaffirm the strength of
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 26/05/2021