Speech by HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the opening ceremony of the International Conference on Security and Sustainable Development under the auspices of the United Nations: "Central Asia: Shared past and common future, cooperation for sustainable development and mutual prosperity"
Integration of sustainable development principles into trade policy remains a key priority for the EU and we believe fair trade and other voluntary private sustainability assurance schemes can give a strong contribution to it.
The European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) provides assistance to the development and
consolidation of democracy, the rule of law and the respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms throughout
Freedom of media is one of the political criteria for EU accession - a must for countries willing to join the European Union. At the EU-Western Balkans Media Days conference that took place on 9-10 November in Tirana, Albania, the Commission announced that it will invest in new initiatives to support independent journalism, sustainable media outlets, and boost regional cooperation among public service media.