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On the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, we celebrate cultural diversity in the European Union and underline its importance in fostering dialogue and respect between people all around the world. Europe is a mosaic of diversity shaped by centuries of exchanges between different nations, languages and cultures.  

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Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). On this occasion, I want to focus this blog post on people who still suffer discrimination and violence because of their identity and because they cannot freely live and love according to their choice. More specifically, I want to pay tribute to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI+) community and to all the LGBTI+ activists who defend the right to be oneself.

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Today, 17 May, the world observes International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). Indeed, every year since its inception in 2004, IDAHOT Day has been celebrated in over 130 countries, with many public events, large and small.  This year, however, the streets will be emptier, public venues will not host events.

On the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the European Union pays tribute to human diversity in all its richness, and the right of every human person to be proud of who they are, to define their own identity and to love the person of their choice.

High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell, supported by the EEAS, the Commission and EU Delegations around the world, led the work to strengthen coordination among Member States to help EU citizens who were stranded outside the EU

Port of Spain, May 12, 2020: The Delegation wishes to inform the public that the European Commission  has invited  the  Schengen  Member  States  and  the  Schengen Associated  States  to  prolong  the  application  of  the  travel  restriction  on  non-essential travel  from  third  countries  into  the  EU+  area  by  another  30  days,  until  15  June  2020. Any further prolongation of this period should be assessed in the coming weeks, based on the development of the epidemiological situation, both inside and outside the EU.

On 9 May, we mark Europe Day. The 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration offers a chance to reflect on what European integration means and on the EU’s role in the world. I want to use this blog post to do this from a personal angle, to set out why Europe as an idea and political project is worth defending.

Please be advised that the application period for this vacancy ended on 7 February 2020, 5pm. The Delegation has notified the short-listed candidates; applicants who have not been short-listed will not be contacted individually.

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