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Mr Peter Dahlin, an EU citizen and founder of China Urgent Action Working Group, a human rights NGO operating in China, was arrested on January 4th as he prepared to board a flight from Beijing. He has been detained ever since. The EU expects a swift resolution of this case in accordance with international human rights standards.

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M. Peter Dahlin, citoyen de l'Union européenne et fondateur de "Chinese Urgent Action Working Group", une ONG de défense des droits de l'homme œuvrant en Chine, a été arrêté le 4 janvier alors qu'il s'apprêtait à prendre l'avion à Pékin. Il est détenu depuis cette date. L'UE espère que cette affaire sera résolue rapidement conformément aux normes internationales en matière de droits de l'homme.

 

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On Thursday and Friday, High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini attended a number of high-level events at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

On Thursday, she acted as moderator at the session 'Informal Gathering of World Economic Leaders: Stabilising the Middle East', which looked at how to better coordinate the work of the international community in the region.

The attack on civilians in Mogadishu last night is an act of terrorism that targets the Somalia population who desire a life of peace. 

 

We extend our condolences to all the families affected and wish a speedy recovery to those injured.

 

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L'attentat perpétré contre des civils la nuit dernière à Mogadiscio constitue un acte terroriste visant la population somalienne, qui aspire à vivre en paix.

 

Nous adressons nos condoléances aux familles des victimes et souhaitons un prompt rétablissement aux blessés.

 

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Opening remarks by H.E. Ambassador Kristian Schmidt
Head of Delegation at the 4th African Fiscal Forum – Boost Revenue and Spending Efficiency Lake Victoria Serena Resort, 21st January 2016

The Working Group on Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights under the European Union-Sri Lanka Joint Commission concluded its first meeting in Colombo on 21 January 2016. The meeting was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo with the participation of senior officials from Sri Lanka and the European Union. The delegation of the European Union was led by Ms. Paola Pampaloni, Head of Division, Asia and the Pacific Department of the European External Action Service. The Sri Lanka delegation was led by Mr. A.L.A.

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High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini condemned today’s ‘cowardly’ attack on Bacha Khan University in Pakistan, which came a year after the deadly attack on the Peshawar Army School.

“Another attack against the innocent, the youth and the very future of Pakistan,” she said. “An attack on a place of study is not only cowardly, but it is also an attack on all of us who believe in the power and the importance of education.”

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