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Exhibition dedicated to the work and life of Prof. Ivan Shishmanov

On the occasion of the Anniversary of 10 years of Bulgaria’s EU membership and the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the European Union and the People's Republic of China, the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria together with China Radio International has launched online an exhibition dedicated to the work and life of Prof. Ivan Shishmanov in the context of an unified Europe.



The EU-China 40th Anniversary Journalists Study Tour to Brussels and Poland

The journalists study tour to Brussels and Poland was a joint project co-organized and co-financed by the EU Delegation in Beijing and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.
The main goal of the project is to enhance the knowledge regarding EU and its Member States (with the example of Poland), in the context of various areas of cooperation with China, through meetings and discussions with outstanding European experts and specialists.

Thank you very much for being here in Brussels today. It is an honour for me to welcome you all in Brussels. Let me start with a sad note. I know that Hicham Youssef just lost his father. I would like to present him our deep condolences, and thank him for staying with us in these very sad circumstances. Thank you very much.

We have this morning an important meeting in Brussels, thanks to the excellent work of the UN SG envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon in cooperation with us. The EU and the UN are working on a daily basis together on the Libyan issue and Bernardino Leon has just come from Morocco to continue political dialogue today with the mayors. We have many mayors, representatives of different municipalities from all over Libya, all sides of Libya. Many of the cities they work in have been attacked recently.

L'arrestation et la détention récentes de militantes féministes en Chine au motif qu'elles voulaient lancer une campagne contre le harcèlement sexuel, à l'occasion de la Journée internationale de la femme, constituent une violation de leur droit à manifester pacifiquement. Nous demandons instamment aux autorités chinoises de les libérer immédiatement.


The recent arrest and detention of women’s rights activists in China on the grounds that they wanted to launch a campaign against sexual harassment on International Women's Day violates their right to demonstrate peacefully. We urge the Chinese authorities to release them immediately.


We, the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States, together with the EU High Representative, met this afternoon to review progress in the nuclear negotiations with Iran.