On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy, the European Union reaffirms its commitment towards democracy as a fundamental right of every human being. Every woman and every man has to be free to participate to the political, economic and social life of her or his country. No one should fear to speak up, to demonstrate peacefully, to go to vote or to expect fair and inclusive policies from a government. Democracy can only function if participation and trust between democratic state institutions, governments and citizens are guaranteed.
When one considers the EU-US trade and investment partnership in its entirety (trade in goods, trade in services, investment income), rather than selectively highlights one component over the other, one finds that this partnership is balanced and mutually beneficial.
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State of play of EU’s external action and future outlook, as the world asks for more EU’s presence, were in the focus of the first day of 2019 EU Ambassadors Conference opened by High Representative Mogherini
Join us for Washington, D.C.'s International Coastal Cleanup on Kingman Island on September 21, 2019! As part of the global #EUBeachCleanup campaign to combat marine litter, we are partnering with Ocean Conservancy to help clean up the Anacostia River. Let's beat plastic pollution and preserve our ocean! The cleanup will take place from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Family and friends are welcome.