Religious freedom is one of the most essential human rights, enshrined solidly in international law. Being part of EU primary law, the Union has committed to promote and protect religious freedom worldwide.
To mark his first anniversary in the role as the EU’s inaugural Special Envoy for the Freedom of Religion or Belief Outside the EU, EURACTIV.com interviewed Ján Figeľ about the headscarf ban, Islamist terrorism and growing up Catholic in a communist state.
Wednesday, 8 March, marks International Women’s Day, which celebrates the cultural, economic, social and political achievement of women. Yet, Spanish MEP Iratxe García Pérez explains that a gender-biased mentality persists.
European and Chinese leaders gathered in Brussels on Thursday for the 15th EU-China Summit. No 'big decisions' were expected but the summit aimed to 'consolidate' relations between both powers.
The summit created controversy as journalists were left hanging when the usual post-summit press conference was called off. The Chinese authorities wanted to impose restrictions on the number of journalists allowed into the conference. The EU said no.