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In yet another well-received public EU-lecture as part of our lecture series "Europe Tomorrow", former Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb presented his vision of Europe's role in a world that is losing balance between multilateralism and protectionism, climate change and new technologies.

The annual European Film Festival (EUFF) in Rwanda will take place this year from 20 November to 1 December. The Festival is organised by the Delegation of the European Union to Rwanda together with resident and non-resident Embassies of the European Union accredited to Rwanda.

During his visit to Rwanda, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica has announced a €10.3 million support package to the UNHCR's Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) in Rwanda, which provides a life-saving avenue out of Libya for people in need of international protection, with a view to their further resettlement. The funding is provided through the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa. This initiative builds on the example of the ETM Niger, through which more than 2,900 refugees and asylum seekers have been evacuated out of Libya since 2017.

أصدرت المفوضية الأوروبية والممثلة العليا للاتحاد الأوروبي للشئون الخارجية والسياسة الأمنية البيان التالي:


This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history that has helped transform children's lives around the world for the better.

استهدفت غارة جوية أمس مصنع بسكويت في حي وادي ربيع في طرابلس مما تسبب مجددا في سقوط ضحايا من المدنيين.


An airstrike yesterday hit a biscuit factory in Tripoli's Wadi Rabea neighbourhood causing again civilian casualties. We extend our condolences to the families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to those injured.

The International Law, including the International Humanitarian Law, must be fully respected and those who violate it held accountable. It is urgent to take up all measures needed to properly protect civilians.


The Council today adopted conclusions on oceans and seas, stressing that climate change is a direct and existential threat to life in oceans and seas globally. It calls for increased policy action at all levels of government to protect marine and coastal ecosystems. It notes with great concern the warming of European regional seas at a higher pace than average.