On the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the European Union reaffirms once again its strongest commitment to prevent, condemn and eradicate all forms of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Despite the absolute prohibition of
2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage Cultural heritage has a universal value for us as individuals, communities and societies. It is part of us, even if we are not aware. It is important to preserve and pass on to future generations. You may think of heritage as being ‘from the past ’ or static
Every minute, every day, nearly 31 people are forcibly displaced. Today, more than 68.5 million people have been forced to leave their homes due to conflicts and violence, persecution, natural disasters or the very real consequences of climate change –25.4 million of them are refugees.
EU Ambassador Michael Reiterer discussed today with Vice-Chairman of the RoK Joint Chiefs of Staff LTG Lee Jong-Sup how best to advance cooperation between the EU and the Republic of Korea in military areas. The successful cooperation in the operation ATALANTA, patrolling to protect vessels on the
Violence against women and girls still takes place every day, inside and outside the European Union. This violation of human rights is pervasive and has many different faces: it happens regardless of social background, whether at home, at work, at school, in the street, playing sports or online. It
In a more challenging global environment, the European Union needs to step up its actions to enhance its ability to prevent conflicts, build peace and strengthen international security. By proposing a new European Peace Facility (EPF) the European Union is taking another step towards cementing its
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