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At the EU-Cuba Joint Council, High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell had a fruitful discussion with Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez on overall EU-Cuba relations. This included taking stock of dialogues under the EU-Cuba Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA)
Speech on the human rights situation in Turkey, notably the case of Selahattin Demirtas and other prisoners of conscience, delivered by Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Equality
Speech on the human rights situation in Vietnam, in particular the case of human rights journalists Pham Chi Dung, Nguyen Tuong Thuy and Le Huu Minh Tuan, delivered by Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Equality
UN Women—together with the European Commission, Belgium, France, Mexico, as well as in partnership with Cartooning for Peace—is organizing a global comic and cartoon competition to mark the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which set out how to
Recent developments at the Council of Europe’s Ad hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence could prove to be a landmark moment for human rights in the digital age. We take a look at what this means exactly and at what both the Council of Europe and the European Union are doing to further protections
Today vaccines are the answer to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which had negatively affected social and economic life across the globe.
One Planet Summit: Ursula von der Leyen eudebates new ambitions to protect biodiversity
One Planet Summit: Ursula von der Leyen eudebates new ambitions to protect biodiversity
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Message by Stefano Sannino on his first day in office as EEAS Secretary General
Message by Stefano Sannino on his first day in office as EEAS Secretary General
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Healthy and Peaceful New Year’s Wishes
Healthy and Peaceful New Year’s Wishes
New Year’s Wishes by Children in the 24 official EU languages
On 1 January 2021, the United Kingdom left the EU Single Market and Customs Union, and all EU policies. As a result, it has lost all the rights and benefits it had had as an EU Member State, and will no longer be covered by the EU’s international agreements. This will bring far-reaching changes,
EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement: A new relationship, with big changes
The EU is determined to promote and protect a global, open, stable and secure cyberspace for everyone to have a safe digital life. Increased cybersecurity is essential for the EU to become a resilient, green and digital Union.
In line with the revised European Neighbourhood Policy, this report outlines the state of play of Ukraine's implementation of its commitments under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (AA). It covers developments since the publication of the previous Association Implementation Report on
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Since the handover of Macao to the People’s Republic of China in 1999, the European Union and its Member States have closely followed political and economic developments in the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) under the ‘one country, two systems’ principle. The European Union continues to
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our daily lives in ways we could have hardly anticipated. This includes the arts and how we experience them. The fate of the Segovia Circus, a circus from Guatemala stranded in Honduras due to the COVID-19 crisis, attracted the lens of Honduran photographer Vicente
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Campaign Description:  The world around us is changing at fast pace. We face an increasingly complex and deteriorating security environment, with growing tensions and conflicts unravelling around the world, even at the doorstep of Europe. An increasingly uncertain environment demands a stronger EU
Campaign Description:  Our ocean starts with you! We have all seen images or read the worrying reports: plastic rubbish is piling up in our oceans and littering our beaches. Animals get caught in ghost nets, and micro plastics enter our food chain. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Whilst the key
Languages: Français Portuguese, International Íslenska Campaign Description:  Stronger Together against COVID-19 In Europe and in the world, all minds are focused on actions to tackle the outbreak of COVID-19 and mitigate the effects of the crisis. The European Union works on all fronts to support