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Sunday's general elections in Turkey, which had a high voter turnout, have reaffirmed the strong commitment of the Turkish people to democratic processes.

We look forward to the OSCE’s/ODIHR’s preliminary findings and conclusions which will be presented on Monday.



Parliamentary elections took place on 1 November 2015 in the Republic of Azerbaijan. No agreement was reached between the Azerbaijani authorities and OSCE/ODIHR on the number of electoral observers, which compelled OSCE/ODIHR to cancel its election observation mission; an Election Observation Mission of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe was deployed.

The Azerbaijani authorities need to implement previous OSCE/ODIHR recommendations.


Des élections législatives se sont déroulées le 1er novembre 2015 en République d'Azerbaïdjan. Aucun accord n'étant intervenu entre les autorités azerbaïdjanaises et l'OSCE/BIDDH sur le nombre d'observateurs électoraux, l'OSCE/BIDDH a dû annuler sa mission d'observation électorale; une mission d'observation électorale de l'Assemblée parlementaire du Conseil de l'Europe a été déployée.

Les autorités azerbaïdjanaises doivent mettre en œuvre les recommandations antérieures de l'OSCE/BIDDH.


1st November 2015 marks the first year in office of High Representative Federica Mogherini: through these twelve months she and the European External Action Service have been to the forefront of international efforts to find political solutions on tough diplomatic challenges.


Media are the mirror of our societies: if they are free and critical, we are free and safe.

Nevertheless, while we mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, reporters in many countries across the world face an increasing level of intimidation and violence.

Le 1er novembre 2015 marque l'entrée en fonction, il y a un an, de la haute représentante Federica Mogherini: durant ces douze mois à la tête du service européen pour l'action extérieure, elle a été au cœur des efforts déployés par la communauté internationale pour trouver des solutions politiques à des situations diplomatiques complexes.


November 2 marks the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.