Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and Maldives

Press and Media

Freedom of expression, in all its forms, is the very essence of democracy. Only with a thriving, free and independent media landscape, we can hold governments, businesses and society at large accountable. And precisely for this fundamental right, far too often, journalists and media workers are
In response to an invitation by the Election Commission, the European Union has deployed an EU Election Observation Mission to Sri Lanka to observe the presidential election, scheduled for 16 November 2019. The EU has a long history of accompanying the electoral process in Sri Lanka and has
On 24 October we celebrate the laying of the first stone of the most universal multilateral project in history: the United Nations. On this day back in 1945, the UN Charter entered into force and since then, the organisation has worked to deliver on peace, sustainable development and human rights –
The European Union (EU) is providing EUR 40 million to Sri Lanka to co-finance the "Strengthening Transformation, Reconciliation and Inclusive Democratic Engagement" (STRIDE) project.
The Management Board of the EU-South Asia Aviation Partnership Project convened its third meeting in July 2019.
The EU Delegation, in collaboration with local women's rights organisation Uthema, conducted a panel discussion on Thursday 25 April 2019 at Maagiri Hotel in Malé City.
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Freedom of expression
Freedom of expression
Freedom of opinion and expression are fundamental rights of every human being
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Changing Lives
These seven documentaries reflect the perseverance of communities in the North and the East of Sri Lankaand highlights how the European Union-funded Support to District Development Programme (EU-SDDP) has empowered individuals and assisted in improving the living standards of people.
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
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
With European prosperity and Asian peace and security closely connected, the European Union has decided to strengthen its security cooperation in and with Asia. This is also in line with the steps taken by the EU in the past years to strengthen its role as a global security provider: Europe and Asia
Sustainable, comprehensive and rules-based connectivity will contribute to the enhanced prosperity, safety and resilience of people and societies in Europe and Asia.
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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Sri Lanka has impressive socio-economic indicators at national level in comparison to many of its South Asian neighbours. However, at the same time, significant income, health and nutrition inequalities are evident, both between different geographic areas and across wealth groups.
This study is a collaboration between the EU Delegation and the International Water Management Institute.
The signing of the STRIDE project financing agreement took place on 9 October 2019 at the Finance Ministry. Regions: Asia Sri Lanka Show in content: 
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 A key focus of the dialogue was to observe some of the linkages and disconnects between policy and lived experiences of women, specifically the challenges of socio-cultural barriers to women’s participation in public life. Regions: Asia Maldives Sri Lanka Show in content: