On the occasion of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, we pay tribute to the essential role of cultural diversity in Europe and around the world for fostering dialogue, respect, and contributing to sustainable development and growth. Europe is a continent of cultural diversity. Our societies, institutions and laws are the outcome of centuries of exchanges of ideas, values, traditions and memories.
On the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the European Union reiterates its unswerving commitment to promoting and protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons.
The European Union Delegation to Vietnam expresses its concern following the sentencing of Ms Vu Thi Dung and Ms Nguyen Thi Ngoc Suong on 10 May by the People's Court of Dong Nai province.
These cases are part of an extensive enforcement of the national security provisions of the 2015 Penal Code and continue the negative trend, of prosecuting and sentencing Vietnamese citizens, including for peacefully expressing their opinions online.
The European Union, together with its Vietnamese partners, has successfully implemented a second joint project aimed at enhancing and strengthening the nuclear safety regulatory framework in Vietnam in accordance with the highest standards and best international practice adopted in the EU. This EUR 2.0 million project (about Dong 52 billion) was financed through the EU’s Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation (INSC).