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17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

01 Jul 2016 description

Global Overview – Trends and Outlook

01 Jun 2016 description

The month saw Venezuela’s political, economic and humanitarian crisis worsen amid heightened tensions between the government and opposition, a situation which could lead to state collapse and regional destabilisation. Another major setback in electing a new president in Haiti prompted fears of further civil unrest. In West Africa, deadly violence in central Mali and south-east Nigeria spiked, while a power struggle in Guinea-Bissau led to a dangerous standoff.

02 May 2016 description

The month saw fighting escalate again in Syria and Afghanistan, and erupt in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenian-backed separatists and Azerbaijani forces. In Bangladesh, election violence and killings by extremist groups showed how new heights of government-opposition rivalry and state repression have benefitted violent political party wings and extremist groups alike. Political tensions intensified in Iraq and Macedonia, and security forces severely supressed opposition protests in the Republic of Congo and Gambia.

30 Jun 2009 description

L'année 2008 a été une année de défis pour l'Union européenne et ses partenaires en développement de par le monde. La capacité de l'UE à honorer les engagements en cours en matière d'aides et à répondre à de nouveaux besoins a été mise à l'épreuve par la flambée des prix des denrées alimentaires et de l'énergie et par la crise financière mondiale. La Commission européenne a réagi rapidement pour atténuer l'impact des prix alimentaires élevés sur les pays pauvres.

30 Jun 2009 description

El año 2008 fue un año de retos para la Unión Europea y sus socios en desarrollo en todo el mundo. La fuerte subida de los precios de los alimentos y la energía y la crisis financiera mundial pusieron a prueba la capacidad de la UE para respetar los compromisos asumidos en materia de ayudas y atender las nuevas necesidades. La Comisión Europea reaccionó con rapidez con el fin de reducir la repercusión de los elevados precios de los alimentos en los países pobres.