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Turkey's general election on 7 June took place with a record 86% turn out, a clear sign of strength of the Turkish democracy. The fact that all major political parties obtained representation in the new parliament is particularly important.

We look forward to hearing the OSCE/ODIHR's preliminary findings and conclusions.

Today, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, co-signed new regional funding for cooperation with representatives of regional organisations from West Africa, covering the time until 2020. The so-called Regional Indicative Programme under the 11th European Development Fund amounts to a total of €1.15 billion.

EU relations with the Republic of Mauritius, the Republic of Seychelles and the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC)


Relations entre la République de Maurice, la République des Seychelles, la Commission de l’Océan Indien et l’UE.


EU relations with the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and the four European Overseas Territories and Countries in the Pacific.


Following the latest set of six executions in Taiwan on 5 June 2015, the European Union recalls its opposition to the use of capital punishment. 

We recognise the suffering of the victims of the crimes involved and express our sincere sympathy to their families. However, the EU reiterates that the death penalty can never be justified and calls for its universal abolition.


À la suite de l'exécution de six prisonniers à Taïwan, le 5 juin 2015, la Commission européenne réaffirme son opposition à la peine capitale.

Nous reconnaissons les souffrances endurées par les victimes des crimes commis et nous exprimons toute notre sympathie à leurs familles. L'UE répète néanmoins que la peine de mort ne se justifie en aucun cas et appelle à son abolition universelle.



The publication by the Government of Colombia and the FARC of a detailed report on the setting-up of the Commission for Truth, Peaceful Coexistence and Non Repetition is a welcome step in the peace negotiations. It is particularly significant that victims will be playing a central role in this process.


La publication, par le gouvernement colombien et les FARC, d’un rapport détaillé sur la mise en place d’une commission pour la vérité, la coexistence pacifique et la non-répétition, est une avancée encourageante dans les négociations de paix. Il est un fait notable que les victimes joueront un rôle central dans ce processus.