Mr Nguyen Van Dai, a prominent lawyer and human rights defender, was arrested in Hanoi on Wednesday 16 December 2015 on charges of "conducting propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam". He was also the victim of a reported assault a few days earlier, after participating in a workshop on human rights.
The arrest took place in the wake of the annual EU-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue in Hanoi, where the EU had raised the case of Mr Nguyen Van Dai, and ahead of a meeting he was due to have with the European Union Delegation in Hanoi.
Nguyen Van Dai, éminent avocat et défenseur des droits de l'homme, a été arrêté à Hanoï le mercredi 16 décembre 2015, pour «propagande contre la République socialiste du Viêt Nam». Il avait également subi une agression quelques jours plus tôt, après avoir participé à un séminaire sur les droits de l'homme.
High Representative Federica Mogherini yesterday welcomed on behalf of the European Union the signature of the Libya Political Agreement, pledging support to the upcoming Government of National Accord.
Federica Mogherini, the High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, will on Monday 21 December travel to Astana, Kazakhstan where she will chair the 11th EU-Central Asia Ministerial Meeting and sign the EU-Kazakhstan Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement. A number of bilateral meetings will also take place in the margins.
Federica Mogherini, haute représentante pour la politique étrangère et de sécurité commune/vice-présidente de la Commission européenne, se rendra le lundi 21 décembre à Astana, capitale du Kazakhstan, où elle présidera la 11e réunion ministérielle UE-Asie centrale et signera l'accord de partenariat et de coopération renforcé entre l’UE et le Kazakhstan. Plusieurs réunions bilatérales se dérouleront également en marge de cet événement.
We talked and we will talk about migration, but let me start with something that today gives us a smile at least. Finally.
The agreement in Skhirat, the Libyan political agreement was just signed. That is good news. So let me start with that which is also linked to migration, to counter-terrorism, with all the things we have on the agenda.
Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, has today announced the appointment of 5 Senior Management posts in the European External Action Service (EEAS).
Edita HRDA has been appointed as Managing Director Americas for the EEAS. Ms Hrda is currently Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United Nations. She is a senior Czech diplomat who has also served as Ambassador in the Americas and Caribbean region and Director General in the Czech Foreign Ministry.