Upon the invitation of a foreign country organising democratic elections, the EU can decide to deploy an Election Observation Mission to the country's elections in consultation with the European Parliament and Member States.
Election observation gives the opportunity to assess an electoral process according to international standards. The EU is a leading global player in providing and financing electoral assistance complementary to election observation.
Election observation gives the opportunity to assess an electoral process according to international standards. The EU is a leading global actor in providing and financing electoral assistance complementary to election observation. This dual form of EU election support constitutes a significant contribution to the promotion of governance and development objectives.
Each EU missions works in the framework of a comprehensive approach. The mission works in agreement and coordination with the EU Delegations in the same area and in the framework of EU regional policies.
Today's decision by the so-called Supreme Court of Crimea to prohibit the activities of the Mejlis, a self-governing body of the Crimean Tatars, labelling it "an extremist organisation", represents a grave attack on the rights of the Crimean Tatars as a whole. It constitutes a further very negative escalation in the human rights situation on the Crimean peninsula since its illegal annexation by the Russian Federation in 2014, including as regards the persecution of persons belonging to minorities.
A group of prominent Russian journalists and editors, from all segments of the media landscape, including both state and privately owned outlets will meet their EU counterparts on 26 April in London to discuss the safety of journalists in digital age and to find new ways of collaboration in this area.
Группа известных российских журналистов, представляющих широкий спектр СМИ как государственных, так и частных, встретится с коллегами из стран-членов Европейского Союза 26 апреля в Лондоне, чтобы обсудить вопросы безопасности журналистов в эпоху цифровых технологий и найти новые пути сотрудничества в этой сфере.