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On this first International Day commemorating the victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief, we pay tribute to all those around the world who lost their lives and suffered attacks because of their religion or belief. Persecution as a response to religious belief or affiliation, or lack thereof, is a violation of international law and requires joint work to combat it.

NUR-SULTAN – On 15 August during his working visit the European Union's Special Representative for Central Asia (EUSR) Peter Burian was received by President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

The Western Balkans' film scene has been thriving in recent years, reaching audiences across the world and winning awards at major festivals. The EU supports the film industry and film events in the region, and this week sees the opening of one of these; the 25th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival. Founded during the siege of Sarajevo, it is today a major celebration of film, but also a force for local economic growth.

This year's International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is dedicated to Indigenous Peoples’ Languages. Around 5,000 of the 7,000 languages spoken in the world are indigenous, and one of them dies every two weeks. The EU invests €500 million every year on education programmes to revitalize these ancient communication tools in 60 countries across the world.

The Twinning project “Finalization of the Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN)” , MK 13 IPA AG 01 17, financed by the European Union - Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) is announcing a Job Vacancy for Translator/Interpreter

Statement by the Spokesperson on the agreement to form a new Council of Ministers in Bosnia and Herzegovina


Statement by the Spokesperson on the decision of the Montenegro Parliament on the temporary parliament committee on comprehensive reform of electoral and other legislation


The EU-funded project "Improving the production and dissemination of statistics" is looking for Senior Non-Key experts: Senior Non-Key expert in Methodology and Design of Statistical Business Registers, Senior Non-Key expert in Tourism Statistics, Senior Non-Key expert for Input-Output Tables in Tourism Satellite Accounts and Senior Non-Key Expert in statistical methods. Deadline for submitting application is 31 August 2019.
Please send your CV in English to the following email address: and indicate the position you are applying for.

Statement by the Spokesperson on the application of the death penalty in Belarus