The EU condemns the decision of the Russian Federation to conduct a population census in the illegally annexed Ukrainian territory of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol from 15 October until 14 November, and the launching of yet another conscription campaign on 1 October.
These actions are an attempt to legitimise the illegal annexation of Crimea and further undermine the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders.
The Ambassador, Mr Vincent Degert led an EU Delegation comprising of 8 Member States (Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Spain, France, Hungary, Poland and Sweden) and the EU Naval Force – Somalia Operation ATALANTA Force Commander for the 8th EU-Seychelles Political Dialogue that took place on 7 October 2021 in Victoria.
From 4-13 October, the EU has participated in 12 meetings including courtesy calls on the President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr Wavel Ramkalawan, the Speaker of the National Assembly Hon. Roger Mancienne, and the Chief Justice His Lordship Rony Govinden. The EU also took part in the 1st EUBeachClean up at Anse Royale, 3 site visits (fisheries infrastructure at La Retraite and Cascade and the Port), 1 project launch with the Human Rights Commission of Seychelles and 1 Climate Adaptation project closure on La Digue.
15/10/2021 - HR/VP Blog – The “Conference on the Future of Europe” was launched in Spring this year to open a new debate with citizens to address Europe's challenges and priorities. Listening to citizens and giving them a say is also highly relevant when it comes to foreign and security policy. Citizens are expecting more from us, so we should heed their call for action and results.
"They say it's because of the climate, but I think that even people's hearts have something to do with it…" says Fadma, laughing shyly. It is with these words in her native Amazigh language 'tachelhit', that Fadma talks about the impact of climate change and the scarcity of water in the oasis of Aguinana. Fadma invites tourists to visit the oasis, making sure that care is taken to preserve the cleanliness of this vulnerable space and that water is used reasonably to avoid waste.