People in Colombia, as anywhere else, have the right to a peaceful protest. This right, together with the freedom of peaceful assembly, association and freedom of expression is essential to any democracy, must be respected and protected, not suppressed by force.
Reportedly 23 civilians and a police officer have been killed and hundreds of persons were injured during the latest protests. The excessive use of force in repressing such protests, the escalation of violence and any further disproportionate use of force by the security forces must stop.
High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell concluded his participation in the G7 Foreign and Development Ministers’ Meeting, which took place on 3-5 May 2021 in London.
At the end of their meeting, G7 Foreign and Development Ministers adopted a Joint Communiqué.
Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the Council updated the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted to add Israel. As stipulated in the Council recommendation, this list will continue to be reviewed every two weeks and, as the case may be, updated.
EUs delegasjon til Norge gratulerer Inga Berre som mottaker nummer 10 000 av midler fra Det europeiske forskningsrådet (ERC). I dag feirer ERC en ny milepæl: 10 000 forskere fra Europa og verden over har mottatt midler til å følge sine beste ideer.