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Conflict Prevention, Peace building and Mediation
As a global actor, the EU promotes integration as a means to support peace and prosperity and to overcome conflicts around the world.
The EU and Japan have concluded negotiations on a Strategic Partnership Agreement. Complementing the new economic deal agreed in December liberalising trade, the political deal aims to facilitate common solutions to common challenges, such as climate change, energy supply and threats to security. It will help the EU and Japan to jointly promote peace, stability and prosperity globally, as well as an open international system.
The European Union on Sunday strongly condemned the suspected use of illegal chemical weapons in an attack by the Syrian regime which killed at least 40 civilians in Douma, a suburb of Damascus in the Eastern Ghouta area. The EU has called for an immediate response by the international community.
"Impartiality", "security" – these are among the things which come to the mind of young Kosovars when asked about EULEX.
Watch this video to learn more about the work & the activities of EULEX to stabilise Kosovo, a country in our immediate European neighbourhood.
Ahead of a new demonstration planned today in Gaza along the border with Israel, the EU has called for restraint from both sides to avoid renewed violence. 21 Palestinians have died in clashes since 30 March
The 4th of April of each year marks the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. Indeed, for some people war is not over even after a peace treaty. Landmines keep killing and maiming people years after conflict has ended. They continue to instill terror, to stop people from returning to their homes or normal lives. The EU is "proud to be a leading force worldwide in addressing the threat of mines and explosive remnants of war" says High Representative Mogherini.
Closing statement by Federica Mogherini, HR/VP, on addressing human rights violations in the context of war crimes, and crimes against humanity, including genocide, extracts from the plenary session
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