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«La condamnation de M. Rasul Jafarov, défenseur des droits de l'homme connu et partenaire respecté des bailleurs de fonds internationaux, à six ans et demi de prison par un tribunal azerbaïdjanais semble très sévère et disproportionnée au regard des faits qui lui sont reprochés. Des vices de procédure, dont ont été témoins des observateurs internationaux au cours du procès de M. Jafarov, suscitent des inquiétudes quant au respect d'une procédure judiciaire régulière.



The attack in which eleven members of the Colombian armed forces were killed and others wounded by a FARC brigade is a serious obstacle on the way to a much needed reconciliation.

Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, will be facilitating the next meeting of the high level dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina with Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić and Prime Minister Isa Mustafa in Brussels on Tuesday 21 April. 

Mme Federica Mogherini, haute représentante de l’Union pour les affaires étrangères et la politique de sécurité/vice-présidente de la Commission européenne, assurera la modération de la prochaine réunion du dialogue à haut niveau entre Belgrade et Pristina avec les Premiers ministres Aleksandar Vučić et Isa Mustafa qui se tiendra à Bruxelles le mardi 21 avril.

The attack in which eleven members of the Colombian armed forces were killed and others wounded by a FARC brigade is a serious obstacle on the way to a much needed reconciliation. The conflict has already claimed too many lives and has caused untold suffering for the Colombian people. The HRVP Federica Mogherini had the chance to discuss on the peace process with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos last week in Panama and restated to him the EU's readiness, and her personal commitment, to support the peace process.

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The elections for Governors and local Assemblies on 11 April brought to an end the Nigerian electoral process. This process has been transparent, credible and largely peaceful which has been a credit to those involved and a historic moment for Nigerian and African democracy.

The EU, which deployed an Election Observation Mission to Nigeria, again congratulates all who participated and who worked hard to make the elections successful and to prevent violence.


Les élections des gouverneurs et des assemblées locales qui ont eu lieu le 11 avril ont marqué la fin du processus électoral nigérian. Ce processus a été transparent, crédible et, dans l’ensemble, pacifique, ce qui est tout à l’honneur des acteurs concernés. Il a constitué un moment historique pour la démocratie au Nigeria et en Afrique.



"Malaysia has decided to strengthen the Sedition Act, instead of repealing it as previously announced. This can have implications for the exercise of freedom of expression as demonstrated by recent controversial instances of application of the Act.

As a friend to Malaysia, the EU recalls that respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms and trust in due process are essential tenets of any democratic system, underpinning growth, prosperity and harmony."