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The Council today adopted conclusions on democracy. The conclusions underline that in today's world, democracy is being challenged and called into question. While democracy remains strong in many countries, in others there is a growing trend towards authoritarianism. The Council notes that the challenges to democracy are multi-fold and need to be countered urgently and comprehensively.

The Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia is a recognition to a man of courage and to a generation of Africans working for change and reconciliation. His leadership in establishing a dialogue between Ethiopia and Eritrea is giving hope not only to two countries, but to the whole region and to an entire continent. He has shown that while the path to reconciliation can be long and difficult, peace is always possible, even after decades of conflict.


An important milestone has been reached in Parliament ! By adopting and launching the Bo Declaration, Members of the 5th Parliament have committed to work in harmony irrespective of political affiliation, to promote genuine and sincere consultations, to respect parliamentary procedures, to depoliticise the administration of the Parliament and to engage broadly with political parties and other stakeholders on parliamentary decision making processes.

This ambitious project to be implemented by 50/50 Group aims to improve the capacity and confidence of women to participate in political and public life and to create an enabling environment for increased participation of female members of political parties in political structures.

Joint Statement by EU Ambassador to Malawi H.E. Sandra Paesen, German Ambassador to Malawi H.E. Jürgen Bosch, Irish Ambassador to Malawi H.E. Gerry Cunningham and Norwegian Ambassador to Malawi H.E. Steinar Egil Hagen on the occasion of World Day Against the Death Penalty

The European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe firmly oppose the death penalty at all times and in all circumstances. The death penalty is a cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment contrary to the right to life. The death penalty means revenge, not justice, and its abolition contributes to the enhancement of human dignity.

2019 #EUBeachCleanUp in Uganda - Masese, Jinja

The #EUBeachCleanup at Masese Landing Site on 27 September, 2019, was joined by over 250 volunteers. They included representatives of EU Member States as well as the diplomatic missions of Eritrea, Iceland, Tanzania, Egypt and Turkey, local authorities and the Government of Uganda. The EU Delegation would like to thank our partners warmly for their participation!

On 4 October 2019, the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Malawi joined the Government of Malawi in celebrating World Teachers’ Day. The commemoration was marked by a solidarity walk with the teachers led by the Minister of Education Hon. Dr. William Susuwele-Banda, MP to appreciate the hard work and sacrifice of teachers in Malawi.