On the eve of the EU-Gulf Cooperation Council Ministerial on July 19, High Representative Federica Mogherini held intensive talks in Jeddah with Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, on bilateral EU-Saudi relations as well as possible responses to the difficult situation in the region.
The recent amendments to Nauru's Criminal code abolishing the death penalty and decriminalising homosexuality send a strong signal to other countries in the Pacific region that are yet to do so.
In abolishing the death penalty, Nauru has demonstrated its belief, shared by the European Union as well as many other countries worldwide, in the inherent dignity of all human beings and the inviolability of the human person. The death penalty cannot be justified under any circumstances.
International Labour Conference - 105th session (30th May – 10th June 2016) - Committee on Promoting Decent Work in Global Supply Chains - Q2: What policies, strategies, actions and programmes have been put in place by the Office, ILO constituents and other stakeholders to ensure that economic development and decent work, including respect for international labour standards go hand in hand?
The European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, attends the 8th Summit of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Heads of State and Government in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea from 30 May to 1 June 2016.
Les modifications récemment apportées au code pénal de Nauru pour abolir la peine de mort et dépénaliser l'homosexualité envoient un signal fort aux autres pays du Pacifique qui n'ont pas encore agi sur ces points.
En abolissant la peine de mort, Nauru affiche sa foi, partagée par l'Union européenne et de nombreux autres pays dans le monde, en la dignité inhérente à chaque être humain et en l'inviolabilité de la personne humaine. La peine capitale ne peut se justifier en aucune circonstance.
Thank you very much. It is a pleasure for me to be in Jeddah, for the second time in an official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the last year. We meet very often in multilateral meetings and regional events, but it is always a pleasure for me to back for an official visit. I understand that it is also a special time, on the eve of GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Summit that is going to be particularly important. So I am particularly glad to be here in this moment.
The European Commission (EC) and the Kosovo Government held their last meeting within the Stabilisation and Association Process Dialogue (SAPD) on 31 May. The meeting focused on the economy, financial issues, statistics and financial control. With the entry onto force of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) between the EU and Kosovo, the dialogue framework will be reformed – discussions will take place within the SAA framework, as sub-Committees.