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EU supporting women driving peace-building in Syria
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 EU has deployed an election observation mission to Tunisia ahead of the local elections due on 6 May.
The sentencing on 5 April of seven human rights activists is in breach of Vietnam's international obligations. It continues a negative trend of repression against peaceful activists in Vietnam, which the EU is closely monitoring.
At the EU-Turkey Leader’s Meeting in Varna, Bulgaria on 26 March, the European Union reconfirmed its readiness to keep up the dialogue with Turkey and to work together to overcome current difficulties with a view to unleashing the potential of EU-Turkey partnership.