The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified human rights and democracy challenges in many parts of the world. That is why the EU has placed human rights front and centre of its foreign policy. This is one of the main features of the freshly adopted 2020 European Union Annual Report on Human Rights and
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 21/06/2021
22/12/2020 – HR/VP Blog – Five months after the rigged presidential elections of 9 August, the European Union continues to stand with the people of Belarus. Last Wednesday I met Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, former presidential candidate and leader of the democratic Belarus. During her visit she received
Author: Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission - Publication date: 22/12/2020
10/12/2020 – HR/VP Blog – At Monday’s Foreign Affairs Council, member states agreed to launch a new EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime to strengthen our collective action in this field. Taking action on human rights is not only the right thing to do. It is also in our interest: more human
Author: Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission - Publication date: 10/12/2020
The EU has been battling for the implementation and respect for human rights, and the global abolition of death penalty remains a prominent priority. We celebrate the European and World Day against Death Penalty by reaffirming our strong stand against capital punishment.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 10/10/2020
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen today mapped out in her first annual State of the Union address, a path for the European Union to overcome the fragility laid bare by the coronavirus crisis and build a union of vitality.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 16/09/2020
Sixty-eight years ago today, French foreign minister Robert Schuman proposed a joint authority to oversee French and German production of coal and steel, launching an ambitious and remarkable project which has shaped the course of European history and redefined Europe's place in the world. This
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 09/05/2018