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Election observation gives the opportunity to assess an electoral process according to international standards. The EU is a leading global actor in providing and financing electoral assistance complementary to election observation. This dual form of EU election support constitutes a significant contribution to the promotion of governance and development objectives.

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Each EU missions works in the framework of a comprehensive approach. The mission works in agreement and coordination with the EU Delegations in the same area and in the framework of EU regional policies.

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Today's decision by the so-called Supreme Court of Crimea to prohibit the activities of the Mejlis, a self-governing body of the Crimean Tatars, labelling it "an extremist organisation", represents a grave attack on the rights of the Crimean Tatars as a whole. It constitutes a further very negative escalation in the human rights situation on the Crimean peninsula since its illegal annexation by the Russian Federation in 2014, including as regards the persecution of persons belonging to minorities.

Statement by the Spokesperson on the murder of activists in Bangladesh
 
Yesterday two Bangladeshi LGBTI activists were brutally murdered in a horrifying attack in Dhaka, which also left a policeman and a security guard injured.
 
With the killings of a law student on 6 April and of an English language professor on 23 April, this is already the third violent attack in Bangladesh in less than a month. 
 
We express our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to the injured. 
 

ElectriFi workshop, 26 April 2016: opening remarks from HoD

 

  • Greetings to PS Emeldah Chola, EU MS Ambassadors, government officials, representatives of development partners and private sector.

  • I’m glad to welcome all of you to this presentation on ElectriFi, which is a new financial instrument of the European Union designed to support investments in Renewable Energy worldwide.

Группа известных российских журналистов, представляющих широкий спектр СМИ как государственных, так и частных, встретится с коллегами из стран-членов Европейского Союза 26 апреля в Лондоне, чтобы обсудить вопросы безопасности журналистов в эпоху цифровых технологий и найти новые пути сотрудничества в этой сфере.

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Déclaration de la porte-parole sur l’assassinat de militants au Bangladesh

Hier, deux militants LGBTI bangladais ont été brutalement assassinés lors d’un terrible attentat à Dacca, par suite duquel un agent de police et un agent de sécurité ont également été blessés.

Après les assassinats d’un étudiant en droit le 6 avril et d’un professeur d’anglais le 23 avril, il s’agit déjà du troisième attentat violent au Bangladesh en moins d’un mois.

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Statement by the Spokesperson on the murder of activists in Bangladesh
 
Yesterday two Bangladeshi LGBTI activists were brutally murdered in a horrifying attack in Dhaka, which also left a policeman and a security guard injured.
 
With the killings of a law student on 6 April and of an English language professor on 23 April, this is already the third violent attack in Bangladesh in less than a month.  
 
We express our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to the injured.  
 

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On Tuesday 26 April 2016, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, received in Brussels Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme.

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