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Обстановка в Сирии ухудшается, и как активный член Международной группы поддержки Сирии (МГПС) Европейский Союз поддерживает в срочном порядке работу США и России, являющихся сопредседателями МГПС, по созданию условий для перезапуска межсирийских переговоров.

On 15 and 16 June 2015, the EU and Cuba met for their fourth round of negotiations on a bilateral
Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, thus taking advantage of the presence of Cuban
counterparts at the EU-CELAC summit in Brussels during the previous week.

On 4 and 5 March 2015, the EU and Cuba held their third round of negotiations concerning a future
bilateral Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement in Havana.

This week Ghana decided to sign and ratify the Stepping Stone Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union.

In welcoming the decision, EU Ambassador to Ghana, William Hanna said: "This new agreement will provide a long-term predictable framework to help increase trade and investment. It is a win/win deal for Ghana and the European Union." 

He said Ghanaian exporting companies will preserve the duty-free preferences on the European market that today make them competitive. This means no quotas and no duties on all Ghanaian exports to the European market.

UN Women, the Delegation of the European Union (EU), and Embassies of EU Member States are launching today a Comic and Cartoon Competition on Gender Equality. The competition is part of the UN Women’s campaign “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”.

The conviction this week of Zhai Yanmin, Hu Shigen, Zhou Shifeng and Gou Hongguo, detained since mid-2015 as part of a wave of detentions of more than 300 lawyers and human rights defenders, runs contrary to China's stated commitment to strengthening the rule of law.


Malawi is experiencing extreme pressure on its natural resources, mainly due to high population density, deforestation and land degradation. The country evidently prone to climate-induced disasters that have direct and negative impact on food production and health, resulting in poverty. (05/08/2016 > 31/08/2017)