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Statement by the Spokesperson on the assassination in Mozambique of Renamo's negotiator, Mr Jeremias Pondeca

The European Union condems this murder

Mr Jeremias Pondeca, member of the Renamo's negotiation team in Mozambique's recently launched peace process, has been assassinated. Our sincere condolences go out to his family and friends.  The European Union condems this murder. Violence can never be an alternative to peaceful dialogue when trying to reach a sustainable solution in a political…

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Commission launches Action Plan to crack down on wildlife trafficking

Commission launches Action Plan against wildlife trafficking in the EU and globally

Today the European Commission adopted an EU Action Plan to tackle wildlife trafficking within the EU and to strengthen the EU's role in the global fight against these illegal activities. The Action Plan is an ambitious blueprint that mobilises all EU diplomatic, trade and development cooperation tools to crack down on what has…

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European Agenda on Security: Commission takes action to combat terrorism and illegal trafficking of firearms and explosives

The European Commission adopted today a package of measures to step up the fight against terrorism and the illegal trafficking of firearms and explosives. The package includes two main elements: a proposal for a Directive on Terrorism, which will strengthen the EU's arsenal in preventing  terrorist attacks by criminalising preparatory…

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Statement by the spokesperson on the pardoning of prisoners by Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi

Statement by the spokesperson on the pardoning of prisoners by Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi: The pardoning of Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed by Egyptian President Sisi, ahead of Eid Al-Adha, is a positive step. A free, diverse and independent media is essential in a democratic society…