On Sunday 20 March 2016, the people of Senegal approved by referendum a reform of the country’s constitution. Voting was carried out peacefully and without disturbance, attesting to the electorate’s deep commitment to democratic principles.
In a year which marks its 10th anniversary, the Human Rights Council clearly continues to play a paramount role in the UN human rights system. It is a crucial forum in which the EU defends and promotes the universality, indivisibility, and interdependence of human rights.
Despite many calls, Ukranian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has been sentenced yesterday.
We continue to add our voices to the many others worldwide calling on the Russian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Nadiya Savchenko, on humanitarian grounds, and in keeping with the "Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements" and the commitment therein to release all hostages and detained persons related to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Tirsdag 22. mars ble Brussel rammet av to terrorangrep. EUs ledere uttrykker sin sorg og sin fulle støtte til det belgiske folk og Belgias myndigheter, og understreker at EUs institusjoner og medlemsland står sammen i kampen mot hat, voldelig ekstremisme og terrorisme.