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European Union Delegation to Sierra Leone Celebrates A Colourful Europe Day 2019

Guests were pleasantly surprised by a flash mob dance performed by the teachers and students of the British International School

To celebrate the power of unity, cooperation and dialogue in Europe and around the world, more than 400 guests happily joined in the celebration of Europe Day 2019 at a reception held at Sierra Lighthouse. The EU Delegation had prepared a video for the occasion with messages on EU in…

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Libya: EU and Member States call for immediate ceasefire and return to political dialogue

Before the Council, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini held a bilateral meeting with Libya Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj

The EU and its Member States today called on the parties to the conflict in Libya to immediately implement a ceasefire and to engage with the United Nations to ensure a full and comprehensive cessation of hostilities. The situation in Libya was discussed at the Foreign Affairs Council held today…

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Share Statement by the Spokesperson on the protests in Sudan

The European Union expects that the call for change will prompt a commitment to a peaceful, credible, legitimate and inclusive process that will allow Sudan to carry out essential reforms

Since 19 December, peaceful demonstrations have taken place in Sudan. Over the last two days, the Sudanese citizens have come out in unprecedented numbers, calling for change.  The European Union expects that the call for change will prompt a commitment to a peaceful, credible, legitimate and inclusive process that will allow…

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EU deploys Election Observation Mission to Malawi

The EU EOM looks forward to working closely with other international and domestic observation missions

Following an invitation by the Malawian authorities, the European Union is deploying an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Malawi to observe the tripartite elections, with polling day on 21 May 2019. Reflecting the European Union's long-term commitment to support democracy in the country, the EU already deployed EOMs to Malawi…

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Tackling piracy : EU’s role crucial for maritime security in the Horn of Africa

Maritime security is a priority for the EU as the world's largest trading bloc and as a global security provider

13 March 2017… A group of Somali pirates hijacked an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia with eight sailors on board. Less than four days later the crew was safely back on land, thanks to the EU's military operation EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta and the key support of the…

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EU – Arab League Summit: End conflicts in the region through cooperation, not shortcuts

The EU and League of Arab States (LAS) also worked together in Libya through the Quartet in support of the UN mediation, where common work can help Libyan actors move towards a true reconciliation

Many files on the table at the very first summit between the European Union and the League of Arab States. From the conflicts in Syria – where both the EU and LAS can help "win the peace" when the war will be over, but without taking shortcuts – to the…

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Local EU Statement on violations of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement and the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan in Yei River and Amadi States

The impact of the ongoing violence on the lives of civilians is grave and unacceptable

The European Union Delegation to the Republic of South Sudan issues the following statement in agreement with the Heads of Mission of EU Member States Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The EU Delegation acknowledges and welcomes the relative calm across the country but follows…

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EU provides EUR 691,484 (approximately 6.7 Billion Leones) to two new projects in support of local government

They will support capacities and contributions of Local Authorities in the governance and development processes in Sierra Leone

The Delegation of the European Union to Sierra Leone has awarded two projects to the Local Councils Association of Sierra Leone (LoCASL) and Freetown City Council (FCC). They will support capacities and contributions of Local Authorities in the governance and development processes in Sierra Leone. The Delegation of the European…

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EU supports Women in Parliament

The EU technical assistance team in the Parliament of Sierra Leone and the Female Caucus have held a 2-day workshop to strengthen the capacity of female Members of Parliament

The EU technical assistance team in the Parliament of Sierra Leone and the Female Caucus have held a 2-day workshop to strengthen the capacity of female Members of Parliament. The President of the Female Caucus, Hon Veronica K. Sesay, stated that when women are empowered as political leaders, decision-makers or…

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Let children be children, not soldiers

In Uganda, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan or Syria, the EU has provided assistance to children in need

On International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, and UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, renewed the commitment of the EU and the UN to work together to end the recruitment and use of children in conflict situations, and to…