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EU and UN team up to eliminate violence against women and girls

The EU-UN Spotlight Initiative was launched by the EU High Representative / Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica, together with the UN Secretary-General António Guterres and …

European Union and UN launch new initiative to eliminate gender violence

20 September 2017 &#150 The European Union and the United Nations today launched a joint initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, one of the most widespread and devastating human rights …

State of the Union 2017: The Commission scales up its response to cyber-attacks

Why does the EU need to take action on cybersecurity? 

Since 2013, the technological and security landscape in the European Union has changed at a very fast pace. Digital technologies are now an integral part …

President Jean-Claude Juncker's State of the Union Address 2017



Mr President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament,

When I stood before you this time last year, I had a somewhat easier speech to give.

It was plain for …

EU to launch global Alliance for Torture-Free Trade

The initiative – a joint effort with Argentina and Mongolia – aims to end the trade in goods used for capital punishment and torture and will be formally launched on 18 September during United Nations

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