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This year we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome and the EU intends to mark this milestone. Over the last six decades, the EU has actively sought to not only bring peace and prosperity to Europe, but to use its influence for a more equal, democratic and stable world.
Guidelines on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of the Child - 2017
Today, the European Union lends its wholehearted support to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
A year ago, the EU and its Member States adopted the second Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy, a key guiding document for the work towards the advancement of human rights and democracy worldwide.
The British citizens have made their choice to leave our Union. However much we regret this decision, we respect it.
November 2nd is International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists. Information comes to us at a price - journalists are persecuted, detained and even killed. An independent and free media are a basis of democracy. An attack on journalists is an attack on democracy. Any impunity for these crimes is a blow to democracy.