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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.

08 Mar 2012 description
report European Union
Council conclusions on a Common Framework
Press Release

The Council adopted today a decision which establishes common EU resettlement priorities for 2013 and paves the way for new rules concerning the financial support that EU member states receive through the European Refugee Fund for the resettlement of refugees from third countries (6444/12). It is expected that the European Parliament will give its green light to the text at the end of March 2012.

According to the decision, member states will receive a fixed amount for each person resettled from one of the following categories: