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After almost three weeks, facts are finally emerging, confirming that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the premises of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul on 2 October 2018.

The European Union expresses its deepest condolences to his family and friends and pays tribute to the memory of this respected journalist who was in direct contact for his work with many European institutions and organisations.

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the vote in the Parliament of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on the constitutional changes for the implementation of the Prespa agreement

The 12th ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) Summit took place on 18-19 October in Brussels, bringing together 51 countries, as well as EU and Asian institutions. Under the title "Global Partners for Global Challenges", leaders addressed some of the world's most pressing issues.


The European Union and Singapore have today signed three agreements, taking their political, trade, and investment relations to a new level. Together, they signify an important step towards increasing the EU's presence in a fast-growing, important region.

The 9th EU-Republic of Korea Summit took place on 19 October in Brussels. It marked the 55th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the EU and the Republic of Korea and set the stage for a further strengthening of bilateral ties.

The European Union and the Republic of Korea are strategic partners, marking the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations this year. Relations between the EU and the Republic of Korea are governed by three key agreements, namely the Political Framework Agreement, the Free Trade Agreement, and the Framework Participation Agreement. There are frequent, numerous bilateral consultations and sectoral policy dialogues throughout the year.