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.
يعرب الاتحاد الأوروبي عن قلقه إزاء العنف المتزايد في سوريا، كما شهدنا يوم الأربعاء في دمشق وشمال غرب سوريا، حيث فقد ما لا يقل عن 27 شخصًا حياتهم في أحد أكثر الأيام دموية في البلاد في الآونة الأخيرة.
The EU is concerned about the increasing violence in Syria, as we witnessed on Wednesday in Damascus and in the northwest, where at least 27 people lost their lives in one of the deadliest days in the country in recent times.
We offer our condolences to the families and friends of the victims and wish the wounded a speedy recovery.
The EU calls on all sides to refrain from violence and show restraint.
We reiterate again our support for a full nationwide ceasefire as called for by the UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen.