EU adopts Strategic Framework on Human Rights and Democracy

The Foreign Affairs Council adopted today a Strategic Framework on Human Rights and Democracy with an Action Plan for putting it into practice...

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Foreign Affairs Council conclusions on Bosnia and Herzegovina

3179th FOREIGN AFFAIRS Council meeting - Luxembourg, 25 June 2012: The Council adopted the following conclusions:

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Joint Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström, on the occasion of the World Refugee Day

"Today, on the World Refugee Day, our thoughts are, more than ever, with the millions of women,children and men, around ...

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Op-ed by Janez Potočnik, EU Environment Commissioner: Prosperity for many or misery for all? In Rio we will choose the future we want

In just over a week, world leaders will gather in Brazil for the Rio +20 Summit to decide what kind of future we want. T...

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Record number of Europeans support EU humanitarian aid in spite of hardship at home

Public support for humanitarian aid has gone up in the European Union in spite of the economic crisis. This is one of the key findings of the lat...

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Eurobarometer survey: Increased support for humanitarian aid in spite of economic crisis

The Special Eurobarometer 384 on Humanitarian Aid was conducted in face-to-face interviews among some 26.751 respondents in the 27 EU Member Stat...

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New Transparency Portal offers one-stop shop for open decision-making in the Commission

Today sees the launch of a new Transparency web portal, making the Commission's decision-making processes more open and accessible to citizens th...

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Citizenship education now taught in all European countries but specialist training for teachers lacking

All EU Member States have integrated 'citizenship education' into their primary and secondary school curricula - albeit with different approaches...

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