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It is alarming to learn that several people have been killed and injured during the ongoing protests against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Nigeria.

It is crucial that those responsible of abuses be brought to justice and held accountable.

Following the Government’s will to deliver on reforms, we expect to see decisive implementation.

Third EU-Australia Joint Committee reconfirms strong bilateral links and highlights avenues for further strengthened cooperation.

On 19 October 2020, the European Union and Australia held their third annual Joint Committee meeting at senior officials’ level, by video conference.

Initially planned to take place in Indonesia, the 5th Security Policy Dialogue between the European Union (EU) and Indonesia was held virtually on 21 October 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dialogue contributes to strengthening EU-Indonesia cooperation on security issues.

Today, the Commission is presenting its Third Report on the progress made in the fight against human trafficking. Taking stock of measures taken since 2017, the report highlights recent trends in human trafficking, the particular complexities in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, and remaining challenges that the EU and Member States must address as a matter of priority.

How can we benefit in a sustainable way from the vast potential of the trade, human, economic, and cultural ties between Europe and Asia? And how can the links and cooperation between Asia and Europe help combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic? These are some of the questions addressed by AESCON, the Asia-Europe Sustainable Connectivity Scientific Conference.

Госпожа Председатель, уважаемые депутаты, господин Ауштрявичюс, я хотел бы поблагодарить Вас за Ваш доклад, а также всех остальных депутатов парламента, которые помогали в его написании.


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Ms President, Honourable Members, Mr Auštrevičius, I would like to thank you for your report and also all other Members of this Parliament who have contributed to it.


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Madame President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament,

I would like to thank the Rapporteur [Mr Sven Mikser] and all Members of the European Parliament who have contributed to these recommendations ahead of the 2020 Review Conference of the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty (NPT).

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Mr President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament,

Let me thank the rapporteur, Mr [Radosław] Sikorski, and all Members of the European Parliament who have contributed to this recommendation on the implementation and governance of the PESCO (Permanent Structured Cooperation).

I think it is very timely as the PESCO Strategic Review is about to be finalised in the coming weeks.