The Council has adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World in 2014. Throughout this challenging year the EU addressed many human rights violations around the world, on the staunch belief that defending and promoting human rights, inclusive and democratic societies are the only way to guarantee security and stability throughout the world. The 2014 Annual Report outlines the consistent efforts of the EU, its extensive network of 139 EU Delegations, the High Representative and the EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis, throughout the world to promote the universality of human rights around the world.
Les 11 et 12 novembre 2015, les dirigeants européens et africains se sont réunis à La Valette (Malte) afin de trouver des moyens concrets de relever ensemble les défis de la migration et d'exploiter les possibilités qu'elle représente.
On the eve of the EU-Africa Summit on Migration that is taking place today and tomorrow in Valletta (Malta), the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security has released to Vita International, Afronline and its African independent media partners an exclusive interview in which she stated the need “for Europe and Africa to jointly address common challenges such as migration and security by renewing our partnership.”
I am glad to be in Malta for the Summit today, because you (Malta) are a symbol of a bridge between the EU and Africa. Being an island, you understand very well that you cannot build walls in the sea. So having the summit here (in Malta) gives the real sense of the cooperation we are looking for with our African partners and that we are already building.