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Today's decision of a Court in Egypt to sentence 183 defendants to death following a mass trial is in violation of Egypt's international human rights obligations. 
We call on the Egyptian judicial authorities to ensure that due legal process is followed, in line with international standards.
The EU opposes capital punishment under all circumstances and considers it cruel and inhuman, failing to act as a deterrent and representing a denial of human dignity and integrity.


The release of Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, detained for 400 days is a positive step taken by the Egyptian authorities.

His colleagues, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed however, remain in custody and we call for their release.

Freedom of expression is an essential element of a democratic society. Journalists must be able to work in a safe working environment.


La libération du journaliste d’Al Jazeera Peter Greste, détenu depuis 400 jours, est une mesure positive prise par les autorités égyptiennes.

Ses collègues Mohammed Fahmy et Baher Mohammed restent cependant en détention et nous demandons leur libération.

La liberté d’expression constitue un élément essentiel d’une société démocratique. Les journalistes doivent pouvoir travailler dans un environnement de travail sûr.


L'Ambassadeur de l’UE, Marie-Anne Coninsx, et les Chefs de mission des États membres de l’UE ont accueilli l’Honorable James Moore, Ministre fédéral de l’industrie, à la Délégation de l’UE le 2 février.


A meeting with NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg and the Quartet, participation in the CELAC Summit, and chairing an extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council on Ukraine, were amongst the items on Federica Mogherini's agenda last week.

Following the beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, our thoughts are with his family and the people of Japan.

The EU remains fully committed to fight Da'esh and other terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq and to stand by the people of all countries who have been most exposed to terrorism.

We will use all means at our disposal to contribute to regional and international efforts undertaken to tackling this threat to human lives and to global security. We will do all that we can to ensure that perpetrators are held accountable.


À la suite de la décapitation de Kenji Goto, nos pensées vont à la famille du journaliste ainsi qu'au peuple japonais.

L'UE demeure fermement déterminée à lutter contre Daech et les autres groupes terroristes en Syrie et en Iraq et à soutenir la population des pays les plus exposés au terrorisme.


We have been informed by the Foreign Ministry in Skopje about details regarding the accusations against four people, including Zoran Zaev, Zoran Verusevski and his wife. Charges reportedly concern espionage and violent threats aimed at Government officials with the goal of undermining the constitutional order.


Le ministère des affaires étrangères à Skopje nous a fourni des détails sur les charges qui pèsent à l'encontre de quatre personnes, parmi lesquelles Zoran Zaev ainsi que Zoran Verusevski et son épouse. Elles seraient accusées d'espionnage et de menaces violentes proférées à l'égard de membres du gouvernement dans le but de déstabiliser l'ordre constitutionnel.