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The 'European Union Maritime Security Strategy' is the first comprehensive EU Strategic Framework providing the context and coherence for the EU's diverse and wide array of sector-specific maritime policies and strategies.

Through the Partnership Instrument (PI), the EU cooperates with partners around the world to advance the Union's strategic interests and tackle global challenges.

3 de mayo: Día Mundial de la Libertad de Prensa

El 3 de mayo se celebra el Día Mundial de la Libertad de Prensa, tras ser proclamado en 1993 por la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas. Según recomendación de la Conferencia General de la UNESCO, se hizo coincidir esta fecha con el aniversario de la Declaración de Windhoek, Namibia, en la cual los representantes de medios de comunicación africanos elaboraron un documento donde se recogían los principios de la libertad de prensa.

The EU welcomes the 4th Annual report of the Secretary General on the "State of democracy, human rights and the rule of law" in Europe. We find it very opportune that the Secretary General assesses the health of the five building blocks of democratic security across member states this time in the context of growing populism. The focus on independent judiciaries, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, the functioning of democratic institutions and inclusive societies remains vital.

Barely ten days after the final curtain for the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA), the European Union in Zimbabwe, in partnership with eleven of its Member States, is proud to present yet another cultural highlight: the first ever EU Film Festival in Zimbabwe, from 16 to 20 May in Harare. The Theatre in the Park at Harare Gardens sets the scene for the screening of an acclaimed assortment of films from across Europe – and everybody is on the guest list: admission to all screenings is entirely free.

(Bogotá, 3 de mayo de 2017).- Por primera vez y durante tres días, Popayán y el departamento del Cauca celebrarán con ocho embajadores de la Unión Europea (UE) y seis encargados de negocios, además de consejeros políticos de los Estados Miembros y directores de cámaras de comercio, las festividades del Día de Europa.

Free press is vital for having a democracy that works. Today we celebrate the World Press Freedom Day in a difficult context for journalism. Freedom of expression and Freedom of the press are under increasing attacks around the world.