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Through its European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), the EU works with its southern and eastern neighbours to achieve the closest possible political association and the greatest possible degree of economic integration. The policy helps the EU to support and foster stability, security and prosperity.


The Defence Ministers of the European Union, gathered in Brussels for the Foreign Affairs council chaired by HRVP Federica Mogherini, unanimously supported the request of aid and assistance to France, after the attacks in Paris.

At the Foreign Affairs Council on Monday, the EU adopted its policy framework on support to transitional justice. In doing so, the EU has underlined its commitment to support these processes and has become the first regional organisation to have a dedicated strategy towards transitional justice. The international community must work together to support post-conflict and post-authoritarian societies.

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Merci beaucoup et excusez-moi pour le retard. La journée a été un peu particulière comme vous l'imaginez bien.

Nous avons commencé nos travaux avec une discussion sur les attaques terroristes à Paris, mais aussi à Beyrouth, en Egypte, en Turquie, en Irak, dans la région.

The EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis, paid a second official visit to China between 9-14 November 2015, visiting Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong-SAR.

The visit, which was hosted by the Chinese Ministry for Foreign Affairs and by the EUSR’s main interlocutor, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Li Baodong, provided opportunities for the EU and China to engage in in-depth discussions on human rights at a senior level.


EU High Representative Federica Mogherini today chairs the monthly meeting of EU foreign ministers, which will focus on diplomatic work related to tackling root causes of terrorism, such as the situation in Syria.

The terrorist attacks in Paris, the crisis in Syria and migration were at the core of the discussion at the EU Foreign Affairs Council today in Brussels. A minute of silence was observed in memory of the victims in Paris. During the meeting Ministers also issued statements on the violence in Burundi amongst other subjects.

Le représentant spécial de l'UE pour les droits de l'homme, Stavros Lambrinidis, a effectué sa deuxième visite officielle en Chine du 9 au 14 novembre 2015, se rendant à Pékin, à Guanghzou, à Shenzhen et dans la région administrative spéciale de Hong Kong.