The European Union has played a key role in brokering today's historic agreement in Paris, where 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal. The ambitious and balanced agreement, the first major multilateral deal of the 21st century, sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C.
The attacks on military bases have escalated the spiral of violence and repression that has hit Burundi in recent months. These unacceptable acts are an additional destabilising factor and primarily affect Burundian citizens. The European Union regrets the fresh loss of life caused by the attacks.
Les attaques contre des camps militaires ont fait monter encore d'un cran l'engrenage de la violence et de la répression qui secoue le Burundi depuis plusieurs mois. Ces actes inacceptables constituent un élément de déstabilisation supplémentaire du pays, affectant en premier lieu les citoyens burundais.
L'Union européenne regrette les nouvelles pertes humaines qu'elles ont causées.
Building up on the success of previous editions, more than 1,500 people packed the Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica in Ottawa on 11 December to hear a unique selection of European Christmas carols, beautifully performed by the Cantiamo Girls Choir of Ottawa, La Chorale De La Salle, and the Calixa Lavallée Ensemble.
Let me start by saying that this first ever Stabilisation and Association Council between the European Union and Bosnia and Herzegovina was going to be in itself a positive thing for this very same fact - that it takes place. But let me also say sincerely that this was a very positive meeting also in substance. An extremely good one that allows us to not only be satisfied with the work done over this year, but also to look forward to the next steps of this common work.
On 11th December, the Delegation held the annual Christmas Party for journalists. Over 200 Chinese and foreign journalists attended. The event is very much appreciated by journalists and allows us to also make new contacts.