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L’accident survenu aujourd’hui dans un temple situé dans l’État indien du Kerala a provoqué une tragédie humaine, faisant plus de cent morts et de nombreux blessés.

Nous adressons nos sincères condoléances aux familles des victimes et souhaitons un prompt rétablissement aux blessés. Nos pensées vont aux familles touchées par ce drame.


The accident today in a temple in the Indian State of Kerala caused a human tragedy, with more than hundred fatalities and many wounded.

We express our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to those injured. Our thoughts are with the affected families.


The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/ Vice-President of the European Commission, H.E. Ms Federica Mogherini, met with the Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Mr Le Luong Minh, and the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR) at the ASEAN Secretariat on Saturday, 9 April 2016.

La libération de 69 manifestants étudiants, qui étaient maintenus en détention depuis plus d’un an, montre clairement que le nouveau gouvernement du Myanmar est attaché au respect des droits de l’homme et des libertés fondamentales. L’Union européenne a suivi ces affaires avec une grande attention et a assisté régulièrement aux audiences au titre de son engagement en faveur des droits de l’homme. Nous espérons que tous les prisonniers politiques encore détenus seront libérés et totalement réhabilités.


The release of 69 student protesters, who were detained for more than a year, sends a strong signal of commitment to human rights and fundamental freedoms by the new Myanmar government. The European Union has followed these cases closely and regularly observed court hearings as part of our human rights engagement. We look forward to the release of all remaining political prisoners and their full rehabilitation.


Federica Mogherini is in Indonesia for two days of talks focusing on EU-Indonesia relations and EU-ASEAN ties. 

Closer economic cooperation, countering terrorism and climate change are on the agenda. On her first day in Jakarta, the High Representative met with President Joko Widodo, inviting him to be the first Indonesian president to visit the EU institutions in Brussels. She then co-chaired the first-ever Indonesia-EU Strategic Dialogue, together with Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi.

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General Wayan Midhio, Excellencies, Dear Students of the Defence University, dear friends,

It is a pleasure to be here, in this centre representing such an excellence for peacekeeping and counterterrorism, in Asia and worldwide. I look forward to touring the different parts of this camp – but the very existence of this Peace and Security Centre is so telling about Indonesia, how you see the world and your place in global politics.

Statement delivered by EU Commissioner for Migrati on, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, on behalf of the European Union