On 7 August, the Election Commission reported that, in a national referendum, a large majority of the people of Thailand have voted in favour of the proposed constitution. During the campaign period, however, there were serious limitations to fundamental freedoms, including restrictions on debate and campaigning.
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Rodolfo Nin Novoa, Foreign Minister of Uruguay – which currently holds the rotating presidency of Latin American trading bloc Mercosur –, today agreed in Brussels on the next steps in the negotiations on an EU-Mercosur trade agreement.
The representatives of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States), Germany, and the European Union welcome the signing of the Roadmap Agreement by the Justice and Equality Movement, the Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minnawi, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North, and the National Umma Party. In signing the Roadmap Agreement, these groups have taken an important first step in ending the conflicts in Sudan and moving towards a process of dialogue as a basis for lasting peace in their country. We welcome the support of the Roadmap by other members of the Sudan Call alliance of opposition groups.
Les représentants de la troïka (Norvège, Royaume-Uni et États-Unis), de l’Allemagne et de l’Union européenne ont salué la signature de l’accord sur une feuille de route par le Mouvement pour la justice et l’égalité, le Mouvement de libération du Soudan-Minni Minnawi, le Mouvement de libération des peuples du Soudan-Nord (MLPS-Nord) et le parti national Umma. En signant cet accord, ces groupes ont démontré leur volonté louable de mettre fin aux conflits au Soudan et d’entamer un processus de dialogue qui servira de base pour la paix durable dans leur pays.
Today’s deadly attack inside the Civil Hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, has left at least 50 people killed and over 50 wounded, including a number of lawyers and journalists who had gathered at the hospital following the killing of the President of the Balochistan Bar Association in a separate shooting incident earlier this morning.