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Over the past decades, companies have been organising their chains of production globally, looking at the comparative advantage of various production locations. It has brought more prosperity throughout the globe, including by bringing more people out of poverty than any other efforts.

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High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell held a video conference with the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday 16 June. They discussed EU-Russia bilateral relations as well as a range of pressing regional and international issues.

The High Representative/Vice President stressed that the coronavirus response requires international cooperation and solidarity, particularly as regards diagnostics, treatments and a vaccine, as well as assistance to vulnerable populations. 

The main goal of the EU Action grant is to help elderly people and adults with disabilities to cope the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and to tackle its impact on the everyday lives of the most vulnerable. In order to reach the most vulnerable, the Russian CSOs will receive sub-grants to help directly people return to their normal lives when the lockdown is over. 

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According to the EU Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World during 2019 the situation of human rights and democracy in Russia has continued to degrade.

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As part of the European Union funded project “EU solidarity with the Russian civil society: assistance to elderly people and adults with disabilities”, CAF Russia announces the launch of the grant competition for Russian civil society (non-profit) organisations.

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As part of the European Union funded project “EU solidarity with the Russian civil society: assistance to elderly people and adults with disabilities”, Charitable Foundation for Philanthropy Development CAF Russia announces the launch of the grant competition for Russian civil society (non-profit) organisations.

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Respect for all human rights is a pillar of free, stable, prosperous societies and the EU is proud to be at the forefront of the universal promotion and protection of all the fundamental rights.

Child labour affects 152 million children worldwide. The EU has been working with UNICEF and other partners to put an end to a phenomenon that takes childhood away and puts the future of millions of kids worldwide at risk. Earlier this week, EU High Representative Josep Borrell and UNICEF Executive Director, Henrietta Fore, held a phone call during which they discussed ways to continue working together to fight the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis, and agreed to jointly promote the education of children, including digital learning as a priority. “School is the most important equality producer in the world,” Borrell said. One of last year’s themes for the joint EU-UNICEF #TheRealChallenge social media campaign was child labour.

The Commission recommends to Schengen Member States and Schengen Associated States to lift internal border controls by 15 June 2020 and to prolong the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU until 30 June 2020; and sets out an approach to progressively lifting the restriction afterwards.

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The webinar will introduce main aspects of the Green Deal and Recovery Plan to the Russian and Russian-based business community, institutional stakeholders and academia.

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