Sanctions are wrongfully blamed for impeding Syria’s medical response to Covid-19. The EU Commission has published detailed guidance on how Coronavirus-related humanitarian aid can be sent to countries and areas around the world that are subject to EU sanctions. The note should speed up the channelling of equipment and assistance to fight the Coronavirus pandemic in Syria.
The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell participated in the EU-G5 Sahel videoconference. The videoconference provided an opportunity to reaffirm the EU's support to the region, including in facing the coronavirus pandemic and its impact. On this occasion, the European Commission announced an additional €194 million to support the security, stability and resilience in the Sahel.
The members of the European Council and the Member States of the G5 Sahel, through the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission on the one hand, and the Presidents of the G5 Sahel countries on the other hand, have decided to adopt this declaration in order to reaffirm their joint commitment to the security, stability and development of the Sahel.
The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) deployed today 20 short-term observers. They joined the 14 long-term observers, who have been observing electoral preparations and the campaign across the 10 regions since 4 February.
The short-term observers will cover on election day all 10 regions, observing in both urban and rural areas. They will be the eyes and the ears of the mission during polling, counting and tabulation of results.
Following an invitation by the Bolivian authorities, the European Union will deploy an Election Observation Mission (EOM) in the country to observe the first round of Presidential elections and legislative elections on 3 May. The EOM wouldalso observe a possible second round of presidential elections on 14 June.
Josep Borrell, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, has consulted the European Parliament and appointed its Member Ms. Isabel Santos, as Chief Observer of this Election Observation Mission.
A Missão de Observação Eleitoral da União Europeia (MOE UE) – Moçambique 2019 apresentou hoje, 12 de Fevereiro de 2020, o seu relatório final sobre as Eleições Gerais e das Assembleias Provinciais de 15 de Outubro de 2019.
O relatório final, além de analisar detalhadamente todas as fases do processo eleitoral, conclui com 20 recomendações destinadas a melhorar futuros processos eleitorais. Entre elas, a MOE UE realça as seguintes:
The European Union Election Observation Mission presents its final report, including 20 recommendations to improve future electoral processes
Maputo, 12 February 2020. – The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Mozambique presented today its final report on the General and Provincial Assembly Elections of 15 October 2019. The EU EOM shared the content of the report with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, CNE, STAE, Constitutional Council, Supreme Court, political parties and civil society.