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First of all, I’m really glad to be here. For me this is something special. I was here in my previous capacity for the inauguration of President Santos, but this is my first visit in Colombia in my capacity as the High Representative of the European Union. But this does not mean that this is the first contact with the country.

في أعقاب التصريحات الصادرة من قبل السلطات في غزة عن نيتها تنفيذ عدة أحكام الإعدام في الأيام المقبلة، فان بعثات دول الاتحاد الأوروبي في القدس ورام الله تدعوها لنقض قرار تنفيذ أحكام الإعدام في عدد من السجناء. تعيد بعثات دول الاتحاد الأوروبي في القدس ورام الله التذكير بموقف الاتحاد الأوروبي الذي يعارض بشدة وتحت كافة الظروف استخدام عقوبة الإعدام.


The Government of Sierra Leone launches Bandajuma – Liberia road and bridges rehabilitation project funded by the European Union in the amount of Le720 billion (105 million Euro)

Los observadores de largo plazo de la Misión de observación electoral de la Unión Europea (MOE UE) retornaron al país el viernes 20 de mayo para retomar sus labores de observación en los diferentes departamentos de Perú.

The European Union Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, who is visiting Kenya from 25th-27 May 2016 to participate in the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 2) today visited the Ivory Burning site at the Nairobi National Park, where he met Dr Richard Leakey, Chairman of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS).

69th World Health Assembly (23-28 May 2016) - Agenda Item: 14.4 AMR

WHO - 69th World Health Assembly (23-28 May 2016) - Agenda item 14.9: Reform of WHO’s work in health emergency management

69th World Health Assembly (23-28 May 2016) - Agenda Item 14.1: IHR

Après l'exécution récente de Patrick Gabaankanye, à Gaborone, au Botswana, l'Union européenne tient à rappeller son opposition au recours à la peine capitale, que rien ne peut jamais justifier.
Convaincue que la peine de mort est un châtiment cruel et inhumain, elle n'a cessé d’appeler à son abolition universelle. Dans le monde entier, l'expérience montre que la peine capitale n'a pas d'effet dissuasif sur la criminalité.


Following the recent execution of Patrick Gabaankanye, in Gaborone, Botswana, the European Union recalls its opposition to the use of capital punishment which can never be justified.
The European Union believes that the death penalty is a cruel and inhumane punishment and has consistently called for its universal abolition. Experience worldwide has demonstrated that the death penalty fails to act as a deterrent to crime.