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EU foreign and defence ministers today discussed the EU Global Strategy. Following the discussion, the Council adopted conclusions on security and defence in the context of the EU Global Strategy.

On 17 June 2019 the Council adopted conclusions approving EU human rights guidelines on safe drinking water and sanitation.

Today, the Council decided to revoke the framework for restrictive measures against the Maldives that it adopted on 16 July 2018.

Secretary General of the European External Action Service concludes the visit in the Gulf and Iran


The European Development Days (EDDs) bring the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. "Addressing inequalities: building a world which leaves no one behind" is the overarching theme at this year's EDDs. Have you registered? If yes, come visit the EEAS while you’re there, we have an interesting screening session prepared for you!

У чэрвені 2019 года ў Беларусi пакаралі смерцю Аляксандра Жыльнікава. Паводле паведамленняў, з высокай верагоднасцю Вячаслава Сухарку таксама пакаралі смерцю. Еўрапейскі саюз шчыра спачувае родным і блізкім ахвяр здзейсненых злачынстваў.

В июне 2019 в Беларуси казнили Александра Жильникова. Cогласно сообщениям, высока вероятность того, что Вячеслав Сухарко также был казнен. Европейский союз искренне сочувствует родным и близким жертв совершенных преступлений. В то же время ЕС подтверждает свое решительное неприятие смертной казни при любых обстоятельствах и призывает Беларусь ввести мораторий на смертную казнь в качестве первого шага к отмене.

Statement by the Spokesperson on two executions in Belarus