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Joint statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Christos Stylianides on the urgency for humanitarian aid to reach Aleppo


The European Union and the United States respect the authority of the Constitutional Court to review the Vetting Law and suspend its implementation. The Constitutional Court has said that it would refer the law to the Venice Commission. We encourage that referral to happen as soon as possible to prevent delays. The European Union and the United States remain committed to the full implementation of judicial reform.


Bashkimi Evropian dhe Shtetet e Bashkuara respektojnë autoritetin e Gjykatës Kushtetuese për të shqyrtuar Ligjin e Vetingut dhe pezulluar zbatimin e tij. Gjykata Kushtetuese ka thënë se do t'ia referojë ligjin Komisionit të Venecias. Nxisim që ky referim të ndodhë sa më shpejt që të jetë e mundur për të parandaluar vonesa. Bashkimi Evropian dhe Shtetet e Bashkuara mbeten të përkushtuara ndaj zbatimit të plotë të reformës së gjyqësorit.


M. Neven Mimica, commissaire au Développement et à la coopération Internationale et M. Amadou Ba, Ministre de l'Economie et des finances ont procédé ce jour à la signature de 4 nouveaux projets pour un montant total de plus de 59 milliards FCFA sous forme de dons.

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One of the biggest EU crisis management exercises was concluded last week. "Multilayer 16", was conceived with the aim of further enhancing the EU's capacity to respond to major international crises. This exercise showed an unprecedented level of ambition, dealing with hybrid threats and using a wide range of instruments from the EU toolbox. A detailed assessment will be conducted but some concrete achievements are already clear.

The European Union in partnership with International Republican Institute (IRI) are hosting a workshop to promote increased political participation for women and Youth in Nigeria. The two day event (25th and 26th October), holding at the Barcelona Hotels Abuja, features current and former legislators, leaders from #youth and #women organizations as well as youth and women from professional and business organizations.
In a keynote address, Ms. Nathalie Ebead of the International Institute for Democracy & Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) encouraged women to learn how the game of politics is played within and among different political parties.She also discussed how parties' can change constitutions to enhance the involvement of women in political parties.

“Hand in Hand”: the European Union participates in olive picking with Palestinians

The village of Nahalin welcomed over 70 volunteers who took part in an all-day olive picking event organized by the European Union and the Palestinian Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC). The activity marks the Palestinian national olive picking season as families and landowners harvest the olives as part of their traditions celebrated over generations and practiced across the West Bank.

يداً بيد”: الاتحاد الأوروبي يشارك في قطف الزيتون مع الفلسطينيين“

رحبت قرية نحالين بما يزيد عن 70 متطوع شاركوا في نشاط قطف الزيتون طوال النهار ضمن نشاط نظمه الاتحاد الأوروبي واتحاد لجان العمل الزراعي. ويأتي هذا النشاط لإحياء الموسم الوطني لقطف الزيتون حيث تقوم العائلات وأصحاب الأراضي بقطف الزيتون وهذا جزء من التراث والتقاليد التي يتم الاحتفال بها جيل بعد جيل في مختلف أنحاء الضفة الغربية.