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The European Union called on Kosovo to revoke its decision to increase import tax on goods coming from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, a move described by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini’s Spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic as a violation of Kosovo’s obligations.

The European Union representative, Mr Mats Liljefelt (Head of Cooperation) in his speech on behalf of the EU explained how social cohesion is jeopardised by corrupt practices and how basic trust and hope is squandered where corruption prevails.

Yemen remains the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Millions of Yemenis suffer the consequences of intense fighting compounded with looming famine, outbreaks of epidemics, and preventable diseases.

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In 1999, the EU’s Member States decided to create a common European policy on security and defence. European security and defence has now turned 20 and much progress has been achieved, in particular over the past few years. In a rapidly changing world, the EU and its Member States are actively engaged to provide stability in our neighbourhood and security within our borders. Work continues and is needed to consolidate this progress.

This is a key year for International Humanitarian Law, as 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions. As the risk humanitarian workers face continues to increase, the European Union pays tribute to the commitment of those who risk their lives to deliver humanitarian aid worldwide. The unequivocal respect of international law, the safety and security of humanitarian workers and their unfettered access to those in need are a major concern for the European Union.


The EU Delegation to Nepal is organizing the 8th edition of the 'European Union Film Festival' in Kathmandu and Pokhara. The festival dates for Kathmandu are from 24 August to 26 August, 2019 and for Pokhara from 31st August to 2nd September, 2019. In Kathmandu the festival will take place at Qs Cinema, Rising Mall, Durbarmarg while in Pokhara it will take place at the MidTown Galleria, Saba Griha, New Road, from 31st August to 2nd September. Free tickets can be collected at the theatres on the respective screening days.