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The EU and Georgia held the 13th round of their annual Human Rights Dialogue by video-conference on 2 July 2020. Reviewing developments since the previous dialogue in May 2019, the dialogue allowed as previously for an open, constructive exchange on the human rights situation in Georgia, on Georgia's commitment to making sustainable progress in human rights protection and on the latest developments with the EU's policy for the promotion and protection of democracy and human rights.

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2020 წლის 2 ივლისს ევროკავშირსა და საქართველოს შორის ადამიანის უფლებათა დაცვის სფეროში ყოველწლიური დიალოგის მეცამეტე რაუნდი ვიდეო კონფერენციის საშუალებით გაიმართა. დიალოგის ფარგლებში, 2019 წლის მაისში წინა დიალოგის შემდეგ განვითარებული მოვლენების განხილვისას, ისევე როგორც აქამდე, ღია და კონსტრუქციული დისკუსია შედგა საქართველოში ადამიანის უფლებათა დაცვის კუთხით არსებული მდგომარეობისა და საქართველოს მიერ ამ სფეროში სტაბილური წინსვლისთვის განხორციელებული ძალისხმევის შესახებ; საუბარი ასევე დემოკრატიისა და ადამიანის უფლებების დაცვასა და ხელშეწყობაზე მიმართული ევროკავშირის პოლიტიკის ბოლოდროინდელ მოვლენებს შეეხო.

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Nationwide voting in the Russian Federation on constitutional amendments concluded on 1 July. Some amendments concern changes in the political system and the work of the executive, legislative and judicial branches.

The European Union regrets that, in the run up to this vote, campaigning both for and against was not allowed, thereby denying voters access to balanced information.

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2 июля пресс-секретарь Европейской службы внешних связей сделал следующее заявление:

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In the almost ten years since civil war began in Syria, I have followed closely its appalling developments and the horrors that the Syrian people have gone through. I come from a country that went through a civil war and perfectly know how it divides and destroys a society.

More than 12 million Syrians, half of the pre-war population, had to flee their homes. Over half a million have lost their lives. An entire generation of Syrian children has only known war. As Europeans, we have collectively been unable to stop these massacres at the gates of our continent. When we pursue our efforts to build a stronger Common Foreign and Security Policy for the EU, I often think of Syria and what we could have done there.

On 1 July, the EU presented to the Council the draft negotiating frameworks for Albania and North Macedonia, laying out the guidelines and principles for their accession talks. The Commission was invited to submit these proposals in March 2020 by the General Affairs Council when it took the decision to open negotiations with both countries.

Establishing a strong and independent National Bank has been a fundamental achievement for Ukraine, and remains crucial to the country’s future success. Over the past years, the National Bank of Ukraine has taken bold and much needed steps to ensure Ukraine’s macro-financial stability and facilitate a sustainable economic recovery.

The European Commission joins Leaders from Member States, civil society, women’s rights organizations, international organizations, UN agencies, philanthropic entities, youth-led organizations, and the private sector come together to deliver game-changing results for women and girls on the basis of the visionary agenda of the Generation Equality Forum.

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