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Comissioner: Criminalise those who use service of victims of human trafficking

The European Commissioner for Home Affairs has said that ending the "culture of impunity" surrounding trafficking in human beings requires criminalising those who use the services of victims of this crime.

Portugal wants to be remembered for ‘rebalancing relationship with Asia’

Portugal's minister of foreign affairs has said that he would like Portugal’s EU Presidency to be remembered as the “one that rebalanced the relationship with Asia”.

Commissioner acknowledges ‘slow progress’ on migration pact

The European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson has acknowledged that progress on the new Pact for Migration and Asylum, proposed by the European Commission in September, has been "slow".

Portugal-India summit postponed until leaders can attend in person

The EU-India bilateral summit which had been planned to take place during Portugal's presidency of the Council of the EU has been postponed until the leaders involved can attend in person, Portugal's minister of foreign affairs confirmed on Tuesday (5 May).

Portugal: Europe needs ‘comprehensive, balanced view’ of Asia

The European Union must adopt a “comprehensive and balanced view” on Asia, Portugal’s minister of foreign affairs has told a conference, stressing the “enormous challenges” posed by the United States-China-Russia triangulation.