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On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy, the European Union reaffirms its commitment towards democracy as a fundamental right of every human being. Every woman and every man has to be free to participate to the political, economic and social life of her or his country. No one should fear to speak up, to demonstrate peacefully, to go to vote or to expect fair and inclusive policies from a government. Democracy can only function if participation and trust between democratic state institutions, governments and citizens are guaranteed.

Mme Federica Mogherini, haute représentante de l'Union pour les affaires étrangères et la politique de sécurité et vice-présidente de la Commission européenne, s'est entretenue jeudi à Bogota avec le président colombien M. Iván Duque Márquez.


La Alta Representante de la Unión Europea para Asuntos Exteriores y Política de Seguridad/Vicepresidenta de la Comisión Europea, Federica Mogherini, se reunió el jueves en Bogotá con el Presidente de Colombia, Iván Duque Márquez.

Durante la reunión, ambos discutieron el progreso logrado en las relaciones UE-Colombia en los últimos cinco años y las perspectivas para fortalecer aún más su cooperación, incluso a través de un nuevo marco político.

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini met on Thursday in Bogota with the President of Colombia, Iván Duque Márquez.

During the meeting, they discussed the progress achieved in EU-Colombia relations in the last five years and perspectives for further strengthening their partnership, including through a new political framework.

Déclaration de la porte-parole sur le processus de paix au Soudan du Sud


Statement by the Spokesperson on the Peace Process in South Sudan


Today, the European Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) are co-hosting the world's first Global Vaccination Summit in Brussels. The aim is to accelerate global action to stop the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, and advocate against the spread of vaccine misinformation worldwide.

The Council has extended the restrictive measures over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine for a further six months, until 15 March 2020.

Following the change of government in June 2019, the Republic of Moldova has moved resolutely with the implementation of key reforms to address the deterioration of democratic standards and the rule of law, in order to allow citizens to fully benefit from the EU-Moldova Association Agreement.