Joint Declaration by the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, on the European and World Day against the Death Penalty

10 October 2015 Today, on the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, the Council of Europe and the European Union reaffirm their strong opposition to capital punishment. The death penalty is inhuman and degrading treatment, does not have any proven significant deterrent effect, and allows judicial errors to become... 

Declaration of the High-level Conference on the Eastern Mediterranean - Western Balkans Route

1. In recent years there has been a dramatic increase in flows of refugees and migrants towards countries neighbouring Syria an thereafter along the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Balkans route. The majority are persons in need of international protection. This is placing reception capacities of most affected... 

EC and Turkish universities to step up cooperation on Research and Innovation

Ankara, 8 October 2015 The European Commission is participating in a Conference organised by six leading Turkish universities on the European Research Area in Ankara on 8 October 2015. The aim of the Conference is to discuss how Turkish Universities can actively participate and benefit from the European Research Area (ERA).... 

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