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The closing date for the submission of applications is 10 of November 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

To mark the 13th EU Anti-Trafficking Day, the European Commission is urging Member States to end the impunity of traffickers by stepping up prevention efforts and bringing perpetrators to justice.

The European Council on 17 and 18 October 2019 adopted conclusions on the MFF, the next institutional cycle, climate change, enlargement, Turkey, illegal drilling activities and MH17.

The EU and China established formal diplomatic ties in 1975 and today EU-China relations encompass an annual summit,
regular ministerial meetings, and over 60 sectoral dialogues. The EU and China are committed to a comprehensive
strategic partnership, as expressed in the EU-China 2020 Strategic Agenda for Cooperation. The EU’s new Strategy on
China, adopted in July 2016, has been followed by a March 2019 strategic stocktaking of the EU-China relationship by the
European Commission and the High Representative.

The CSDP Annual Report provides an overview of how EU CSDP Operations & Missions delivered on three priorities - stabilising our region, contributing to the resilience of partner countries and enhancing our responsiveness in all phases of the conflict cycle.

The EU-Japan strategic partnership is based upon longstanding cooperation, shared values and principles such as democracy, the rule of law, human rights, good governance, multilateralism and open market economies. Japan is one of the EU’s closest and most like-minded partners. Over the years, EU–Japan relations have been developing steadily, from enhanced political cooperation to trade and investment, and other areas of interest, ranging from development to climate, research, innovation and growth. Under the new Strategic Partnership Agreement, EU and Japan will expand this cooperation into new areas and strengthen it, especially on matters pertaining to security.

The European Union, together with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration, will co-host the International solidarity conference on the Venezuelan refugee and migrant crisis on 28-29 October in Brussels.

It is estimated that, so far, 4.3 million Venezuelans have fled as a result of the political turmoil, socio-economic instability and humanitarian crisis in their country.

Awareness raising - Common understanding - Coordination of efforts. Dr. Carine Claeys, EU Special Envoy for Space, will participate in the 70th International Astronautical Congress taking place in Washington D.C.

The movies premiered at Cinema Palace, in the heart of Brussels, on October 16 and will now be available on YouTube and for screenings around the world. The projection was followed by a debate with some of the protagonists, directors and staff working on the movies and moderated by DW journalist Jaafar Abdul-Karim. 

Today, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, and the Minister of National Defence of Viet Nam, General NGO Xuan Lich, signed an Agreement establishing a framework for the participation of Viet Nam in European Union crisis management operations.

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