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Refugee crisis | International support for Syria's neighbours & transit countries

The abolition of the death penalty worldwide is one of the flagship objectives of the EU’s human rights policy. It features as one of the top priorities in the recently adopted Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy (2015-2019).

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First of all, let me thank Jean [Asselborn,Foreign Minister] in particular, but the Presidency as a whole, for the excellent cooperation we have had on the preparation of this extremely important conference that shows first of all the awareness of the fact that we are facing the same challenges. As we say around the Mediterranean and elsewhere, we are on the same boat and facing the same problems. So, we need common approaches and common solutions to these problems.

Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, met today the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili. 


Mme Federica Mogherini, haute représentante de l’Union pour les affaires étrangères et la politique de sécurité et vice-présidente de la Commission européenne, a rencontré aujourd’hui le vice-Premier ministre et ministre des affaires étrangères de la Géorgie, M. Giorgi Kvirikashvili. 


The piracy High Risk Area in the Indian Ocean will be reconfigured on December 1st to reflect the progress made in fighting piracy off the coast of Somalia. This is the outcome of an industry-led review of the High Risk Area that was conducted at the request of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia.


La zone de piraterie à haut risque dans l'océan Indien sera reconfigurée le 1er décembre afin de tenir compte des progrès accomplis dans la lutte contre la piraterie au large des côtes somaliennes. Cette adaptation résulte d'un examen, mené par l'industrie, de la zone à haut risque qui a été effectué à la demande du groupe de contact sur la piraterie au large des côtes somaliennes.