Yesterday's attack on MINUSMA international forces in Kidal, which killed five Chadian peacekeepers and injured two others, proved yet again the terrorists' blatant disregard for the Malian people's desire to live in peace.
The EU extends its condolences to the families of the soldiers who died and to the United Nations forces, and wishes the injured soldiers a speedy recovery.
La regrettable tendance aux confiscations et aux démolitions constatée depuis le début de l'année, notamment en ce qui concerne l'aide humanitaire financée par l'UE s'est à nouveau confirmée cette semaine, avec la démolition d'abris provisoires à Jabal al-Baba, un village bédouin situé dans la zone dite E1.
The regrettable trend of confiscations and demolitions since the beginning of the year, including of EU-funded humanitarian assistance, was confirmed once again this week by demolitions of temporary shelters in Jabal al-Baba, a Bedouin community in the so-called E1 area. Bedouin communities in the central West Bank have faced repeated confiscations and demolitions in recent years, as part of the plans which have put them in grave humanitarian need and risk ending in forced transfers.
Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the European Union and the United States have lifted economic and financial nuclear-related sanctions on Iran in exchange for Iran’s significant curtailment of its nuclear program. This commitment to lift sanctions was fulfilled on Implementation Day, January 16, 2016, and, as a result, there are now extensive economic opportunities for companies and financial institutions in Europe and around the world to do business in Iran.